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  • NJ A1579
  • Prohibits terminal leave compensation for local government employees.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill would implement Recommendation 3 of the State Commission of Investigation's (SCI) report entitled, "The Beat Goes On...Waste and Abuse in Local Government Employee Compensation and Benefits" and would eliminate terminal leave. Terminal leave allows public employees to remain on the public payroll at full salary and benefits immediately prior to their retirement without coming to work by using up accumulated leave, usually in the form of many sick days banked over the course of a career. The bill bans the payment of terminal leave compensation for accumulated unused administrative, sick, and vacation leave or terminal benefits for longevity for employees of certain political subdivisions, including counties, municipalities, fire districts, and school districts. This bill would also prohibit the use of six or more accumulated sick days by an employee within the twelve month period after they are eligible for retirement, unless a physician verifies in writing the necessity of that medical leave. The local government employer may require the employee to submit to an examination conducted by a physician selected by the employer to verify the medical necessity. The bill requires the employer to deduct, for each day of sick leave used in violation, one day of accumulated unused sick leave.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Labor Committee
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