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State Board of Mediation and Arbitration increases filing fee

On June 10, 2016, the State Board of Mediation and Arbitration (SBMA) announced it would be raising the filing fees for grievance arbitration for the first time in at least 17 years (the last time the regulation was amended). Effective July 1, 2016, the fee for submitting a grievance to the SBMA for arbitration took […]

Connecticut Arbitration Reform Proposal Denied by General Assembly

Apparently Connecticut Is No Wisconsin. Despite ground breaking legislation in Wisconsin, Michigan and other locales aimed at providing relief for cash strapped municipalities, none of the initiatives proposed in Connecticut have found any traction in Committee. Among the reforms sought was one which would have kept interest arbitration intact, but provided minor relief, such as […]