[398-10] Applicability. (a) Section 398-3 shall set a minimum standard that is not intended to replace family leave policies that exist as of the effective date of this Act and that provide for equal or greater employment benefits than those benefits afforded under this chapter.

(b) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to modify, eliminate, or otherwise abrogate any existing family leave policies, employment benefits, or protections that employees may have pursuant to any employment contracts or collective bargaining agreements, to the extent that the contracts and agreements provide greater protections than those afforded under this chapter.

(c) To the extent the provisions of this chapter contradict or otherwise conflict with any contract rights or collective bargaining agreements in existence as of the date of this Act, the provisions that provide greater benefits to the employees shall control. [L 1991, c 328, pt of 1]


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