• NJASA Legal Department Research Services - August 2020


    In March 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) which provided additional rights to individuals in response to the Covid-19 crisis. The FFCRA mandates that certain employers provide paid sick leave as well as family and medical leave to employees under certain circumstances. Part one of this Administrative Guide discussed the FFCRA and its implications for school administrators. Part two concludes the series and discusses the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA).  Both the FFCRA and EFMLEA became effective on April 1, 2020, and are set to expire on December 31, 2020.


    In addition, the School News Briefs reviews three new cases including a case in which the New Jersey Supreme Court held that a board and union had the authority to negotiate a new contract agreeing to a reduction in the unused sick leave payout cap for members of the union. 


    The Impact on Negotiations also reviews three new cases including one in which PERC restrained arbitration of a grievance challenging a board’s denial of extended sick leave because the board has the managerial discretion to determine whether to grant the request.


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