By Ira W. Mintz, Esq.
Township of Clinton and FOP Lodge No. 182 (SOA)
In P.E.R.C. No. 2013-33, the Commission reaffirmed that under N.J.S.A. 52:14-17.31a, the decision of an employer not participating in the State Health Benefits Program to allow its employees to waive health benefits coverage and the amount of the stipend to be paid are not subject to collective bargaining.