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Paid Military Leave Campaign Hopes for Another Court Win (1)

Feb. 26, 2021, 10:22 AMUpdated: Feb. 26, 2021, 6:57 PM

Lawyers for military reservists seeking to expand paid leave requirements for short-term training assignments will soon go before a federal appeals court in Philadelphia, following their major victory at the Chicago-based Seventh Circuit earlier this month.

A retired Navy reservist’s case against Federal Express Corp.—set for a March 15 oral argument at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit—could accelerate the legal debate over companies’ duty to pay for military leave.

A win for the reservist would further cement the view from the Seventh Circuit’s groundbreaking Feb. 3 decision in White v. United Airlines, which said ...