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Labor Act does not preempt unjust enrichment claim (access required)

A plaintiff alleging her former employer deprived her of wages for hours worked can proceed with an unjust enrichment claim as it does not require an interpretation of the collective bargaining agreement, and is thus not preempted by the Labor Management Relations Act. Background Terri Powell was employed by defendant IKEA Industry Danville LLC at its Swedwood ...