Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations
The following procedural policies
have been implemented by the Connecticut State Board of Labor Relations.
Please read carefully.
Effective June 2, 2003, a case
referred to the Board for a hearing shall be unilaterally assigned a
hearing date by the administrative staff of the Labor Board.
One postponement will be granted for case(s) that have been
unilaterally assigned hearing dates by the Board providing all the specific
steps for exercising this option are followed.
(a) Prior to contacting the Board, the requesting party must obtain
agreement for the postponement and a mutually approved date for rescheduling
from the other party. It is suggested that you first contact this office for
available dates. (b) The
requesting party must then contact the Board within ten (10) days from the
receipt of the hearing notice and present all of the above information to
the Board. Any conflict with
the Board=s calendar concerning a date will result in the requesting
party obtaining another mutual date.
If these steps are not followed or the parties cannot reach
agreement, the postponement request will ordinarily be granted only for the
reasons set forth in (C) below.
Any subsequent requests for postponements will also proceed under
the regular postponement policy.
Regular Postponement Policy
Postponements may ordinarily be granted for one of the reasons set
unavailable for a reason which could not have been anticipated
when the hearing was scheduled (such as illness,
hospitalization, death in family)
Principal spokesperson is unavailable for a reason which could not have been
anticipated when the hearing was scheduled (such as illness,
hospitalization, death in family).
Sole practitioners representing party required to be in court the same day
and cannot be available for a hearing.
Attorney required to be in court and no other attorney in
office can reasonably be expected to handle the case.
The following policy, adopted at a meeting of the State Board of Labor
Relations, will be strictly enforced:
It shall be the Board policy concerning notice of
withdrawals of matters scheduled before this Board that the notice must be
received by this Board before the close of business, two (2) Board business
days prior to the date of the hearing.
In the event that said notice has not been received within this time limit,
parties must appear before the Board to file the withdrawal.
If the parties do not appear to file the withdrawal, the Board may
dismiss the complaint. The parties may choose to have only one representative appear
before the Board to withdraw a case.
ORDER OF SCHEDULING
The Board will order the parties to a hearing on a date certain when, in its
sole discretion, to do so would effectuate the purposes of the statutes the
Labor Board is charged with administering.
Examples of such cases include but are not limited to those involving
issues of alleged illegal job action, layoffs or termination of
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