2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 34 - LABOR AND WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION
Section 34:13A-4 - State Board of Mediation; establishment; membership
34:13A-4. State Board of Mediation; establishment; membership
There is hereby established in the Department of Labor and Industry a board to be known as the New Jersey State Board of Mediation. The membership of such board shall consist of seven persons to be appointed by the Governor, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Of such members, two shall be representative of employees, two shall be representative of employers and three shall be representative of the public. Of the members first appointed, one shall be appointed for a term of 1 year; two for a term of 2 years and two for a term of 3 years. Of the two additional members provided for by this amendment, the original appointees shall hold office for 2 years. Their successors shall be appointed for terms of 3 years. The chairman of the board shall be a member who shall have been designated a representative of the public and who shall be named as chairman by the Governor: the chairman so named shall serve as chairman during his term as a member of the board. A vacancy occurring in the membership of the board for any cause, other than expiration of term, shall be filled by the Governor and the person so appointed shall hold office for the unexpired term of the member whose office has become vacant.
Of the members whose terms have not expired, the Governor shall designate each as a representative of either employees or employers or the public, which designation shall be filed with the Secretary of State, and all appointments hereafter made shall include a designation indicating that such appointee is to be a representative of employees, employers or the public, as the case may be.
For the purpose of complying with the provisions of Article V, Section IV, paragraph 1 of the New Jersey Constitution, the New Jersey State Board of Mediation is hereby allocated within the Department of Labor and Industry and assigned for administrative purposes to the Assistant Commissioner of Labor for Labor Relations and Work Place Standards, but notwithstanding said allocation and assignment, the board shall be independent of any supervision or control by the department or by any board or officer thereof.
L.1941, c. 100, p. 229, s. 4. Amended by L.1945, c. 32, p. 88, s. 1; L.1973, c. 326, s. 1, eff. Dec. 18, 1973.
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