State may trump your CBA on family leave.

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Under Oscar Mayer's collective bargaining agreement (CBA), paid sick leave doesn't start until at least the fourth day of absence. But Wisconsin's labor department says that under the state's family leave law, the company has to allow workers to substitute paid leave starting with day one, and a court upheld that regulation. (Kraft Foods Inc. v Wis. Dept. of Workforce Development, No. 00-1918, Wis. CA, 2001)

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