NJ Panel Sides With County In Clash Over Pay Increments

Law360, New York (January 2, 2014, 9:17 PM EST) -- A government employer in New Jersey doesn't have to keep paying workers salary increments outlined in their collective bargaining agreements after those contracts expire, a public employment panel ruled in dismissing unfair practice charges against Atlantic County.

In a 3-1 decision on Dec. 19, the state Public Employment Relations Commission rejected a hearing examiner's recommended finding that the county violated the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act by unilaterally withholding step increments under the salary guides of expired contracts. The county in the past had continued those...
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