NJ Court Flips Arbitrator's Increment Award For County Sheriffs

Law360, New York (November 15, 2013, 7:16 PM EST) -- A New Jersey appeals court on Friday sided with Morris County and its sheriff's office, reversing the Public Employment Relations Commission's final determination affirming an interest arbitration award permitting automatic step increments, saying the arbitrator failed to support his analysis.

Morris County appealed to the Superior Court of New Jersey Appellate Division after PERC affirmed an arbitrator’s award issued in August 2012 for PBA Local 298 — the bargaining agent for all of Morris County sheriff’s officers — that included step increments for 2011, with no...
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