GOVERNMENT: Out Superseniority

To businessmen, one of the prickliest of personnel problems is superseniority. As defined by Selective Service, this means that World War II veterans must be given their old jobs for at least one year, even if it means laying off workers with greater seniority, including World War I veterans. Last week the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to superseniority.

In a 6-to-1 decision the court held: the Selective Service Act "guarantees the veteran against loss of position or loss of seniority by reason of his absence. . . . He steps back...

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