OLR Bill Analysis
AN ACT CONCERNING THE FILING FEE FOR GRIEVANCES OR DISPUTES AND THE COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS AT THE STATE BOARD OF MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION.
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
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.
Labor and Public Employees Committee