Binding Arbitration for Non-Teaching Staff Members

Governor Murphy signed S993/A631, which amends the Employer-Employee Relations Act,

Binding Arbitration for Non-Teaching Staff Members

Binding Arbitration for Non-Teaching Staff Members

Governor Murphy signed S993/A631, which amends the Employer-Employee Relations Act,

Author: Caitlin P. Dettmer|August 19, 2020

On August 13, 2020, and requires that any non-teaching staff member have the right to submit disputes regarding whether there is just cause for disciplinary action to binding arbitration.  This includes, but is not limited to, reprimands, withholdings of increment, termination or non-renewal, and expiration or lapse of a contract or term.

Who does this apply to?

This applies to any employee who is not a teaching staff member.  In addition, this applies to county college employees who are not faculty or members of the professional staff. 

A teaching staff member is defined as “a member of the professional staff of any employer holding office, position or employment of such character that the qualifications, for the office, position or employment, require him to hold a valid and effective standard, provisional or emergency certificate, appropriate to that office, position or employment, issued by the State Board of Examiners.”  “Teaching staff member” also includes school nurses.

When does this take effect?

This bill takes effect immediately.

If you have questions, please contact us

If you have any questions or if you would like to discuss the matter further, please contact me, Caitlin P. Dettmer, or the Scarinci Hollenbeck attorney with whom you work, at 201-896-4100.

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About Author Caitlin P. Dettmer

Caitlin P. Dettmer

Caitlin P. Dettmer works with private and public sector clients on both state and federal labor and employment issues. She also has experience handling intellectual property matters, including trademark registration and infringement issues.

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