NJ Takes Sick Leave Off The Table In State Labor Disputes

Law360, New York (October 9, 2013, 9:46 PM EDT) -- New Jersey’s unions will no longer be able to lobby for sick-leave injury benefits for certain state employees when negotiating labor contracts, following a Monday ruling from the state’s Public Employment Relations Commission that those benefits are preempted by recent amendments to state law.

PERC sided with the state, which had petitioned the agency for a scope-of-negotiations determination in an ongoing negotiation with the New Jersey Law Enforcement Supervisors Association. The ruling was issued under a pilot program that allows an expedited process for the state...
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