Appellate Decision RE Travel Reimbursements
February 6, 2018
The Third District Court of Appeals ruled against CAPS Tuesday on the question of whether Unit 10 employees were owed travel expense reimbursement rates equal to those given to SEIU in 2013 under CAPS’ MOU “me-too clause.” The Decision tracked closely with to the trial court’s decision from 2014. The Appellate Court agreed with the state that CAPS was unable to show the Legislature knowingly and definitively approved increases to Unit 10 travel reimbursement rates at the time it approved CAPS 2011-2013 MOU, which contained the “me-too clause,” or SEIU’s 2013-2015 MOU, which triggered it. We are analyzing the case and evaluating possible next steps.