Last Chance Agreement Eliminates Exhaustion Requirement (PDF)
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In Degrandis v. Children's Hospital Boston, the First Circuit held that an employee did not have to exhaust the grievance/arbitration procedures of a collective bargaining agreement that covered his employment because his employer and the union that represented him had entered into a "last chance agreement" providing that if, for a period of one year after the signing of the agreement, the employee was subjected to discipline by the employer.
Peter Lareau is the author of "NLRA: Law and Practice" and numerous other books and articles in the field of labor and employment law and is the Editor-in-Chief of "Bender’s Labor & Employment Bulletin."
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