New Jersey Revised Statutes § 18a:16-17.2 - Negotiations For Benefits As If Full Premium Share Included In Prior Contract.

18A:16-17.2 Negotiations for benefits as if full premium share included in prior contract.

78.A public employer and employees who are in negotiations for the next collective negotiations agreement to be executed after the employees in that unit have reached full implementation of the premium share set forth in section 39 of P.L.2011, c.78 (C.52:14-17.28c) shall conduct negotiations concerning contributions for health care benefits as if the full premium share was included in the prior contract. The public employers and public employees shall remain bound by the provisions of sections 39 and 41 of P.L.2011, c.78 (C.52:14-17.28c and C.18A:16-17.1), notwithstanding the expiration of those sections, until the full amount of the contribution required by section 39 has been implemented in accordance with the schedule set forth in section 41.

Employees subject to any collective negotiations agreement in effect on the effective date of P.L.2011, c.78, that has an expiration date on or after the expiration of sections 39 through 44, inclusive, of P.L.2011, c.78 (C.52:14-17.28c et al.), shall be subject, upon expiration of that collective negotiations agreement, to sections 39 and 41 until the health care contribution schedule set forth in section 41 is fully implemented.

After full implementation, those contribution levels shall become part of the parties' collective negotiations and shall then be subject to collective negotiations in a manner similar to other negotiable items between the parties.

L.2011, c.78, s.78.

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