OLR Bill Analysis

sHB 6706

AN ACT CONCERNING THE FILING FEE FOR GRIEVANCES OR DISPUTES AND THE COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS AT THE STATE BOARD OF MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION.

SUMMARY:

This bill increases the fees that parties to a dispute pay to State Board of Mediation and Arbitration (SBMA) panel members for each day the arbitration extends beyond the first day. The fee increases from $150 to (1) $200 on and after July 1, 2015, and (2) $225 on and after July 1, 2016 for each additional day. Unchanged by the bill, panel members receive $325 for the first day of arbitration.

The bill also increases (1) the payment for panel members on conclusion of an executive session from $150 to $175, effective July 1, 2015, and (2) the SBMA grievance filing fee from $25 to $50.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2015

BACKGROUND

SBMA

The SBMA provides mediation and arbitration services for disputes between employers and employees. An employer and its employees can chose to submit a grievance or dispute to the board for mediation or an arbitration decision.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Labor and Public Employees Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

13

Nay

0

(03/12/2015)