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  • NJ A532
  • Limits certain unused sick leave pay and vacation leave carry-forward for school and local employees; limits sick leave use by new public employees before retirement.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
The bill amends current law to make applicable for all current and future officers and employees of boards of education and local governments the limit of $15,000 for the payment of supplemental compensation at retirement for accumulated unused sick leave, and the limit on the carrying forward of vacation leave for one year only. Current officers and employees will be permitted to retain any supplemental compensation for unused sick leave, or to carry forward any vacation leave, already accrued as of the bill's effective date. Current law imposes these limits on officers and employees commencing service with an individual employer on or after May 21, 2010 and for certain high-level officers and employees who were in service on June 8, 2007. The bill imposes limits on the use of sick leave by a State, local, or board of education employee in the twelve months before retirement. This provision applies to employees who commence employment with an individual employer on or after the bill's effective date. Specifically, the bill prohibits the use of six or more consecutive days of accumulated sick leave, without medical necessity verified in writing by a physician, by an officer or employee in the twelve months prior to retirement in anticipation of that retirement. The employer may require the officer or employee to submit to an examination by a physician selected by the employer to verify the medical necessity. The employer must (1) impose a fine and issue a reprimand against the officer or employee found to be in violation of this prohibition, with the fine to be an amount equivalent to one and one-half times the daily rate of compensation for each day of violation, or (2) for a subsequent violation of the prohibition, deduct a number of sick leave days equivalent to the number found to have been used in violation of this prohibition from the number of unused accumulated sick leave credited on the effective date of retirement upon which supplemental compensation, if any, for the officer or employee at the time of retirement is calculated, or (3) both. The bill would not be construed to impair the obligation of a collective negotiations agreement or individual contract of employment with relevant provisions in effect on the bill's effective date.
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Introduced, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly State and Local Government Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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