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Section: Seniority, benefits, etc. tranferred
6. a. Transferred employees who become State judicial employees shall receive State credit for years of employment service retroactive to the date utilized by the county of employment as of December 31, 1994, to determine credit for employment service and computation of Supplemental Compensation on Retirement (SCOR). b. Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 7 and 8 of P.L.1981, c.417 (C.2A:17-56.13 and C.2A:17-56.14), beginning January 1, 1995, the State shall honor and accept all wage garnishment and child support orders entered against all transferred employees at the time of the transfer. Judgment creditors and county probation departments with wage garnishments and child support orders in place against transferred employees will not be required to re-serve the State with the appropriate order or notice to maintain the garnishment or child support order in place at the time of the transition. Each county shall be required 45 days before the transition to provide the State with the names of those transferred employees subject to garnishments, either under court order or by notice of the county probation department, and copies of each order or notice to enable the State to honor the garnishment or child support order. The State shall be required to withhold only 50% of the amount due under the wage garnishment or child support order in effect at the time of transfer for the first pay period under which the transferred employees are placed onto the State payroll. Furthermore, each county shall be solely responsible for complying fully with the terms of all wage garnishment and child support orders in effect up until and through December 31, 1994. c. Accumulated vacation leave and sick leave for transferred employees shall be transferred and credited to their State leave accounts immediately upon their becoming State judicial employees, but no employee may bring to State service more vacation leave time than that amount normally allotted to that employee in that county in calendar year 1994. Compensatory time and personal or administrative leave as well as accumulated vacation leave in excess of time earned in calendar year 1994 in county-funded employment shall not be transferable to State service but shall remain a county obligation. The determination of how to satisfy this obligation, whether to be granted by the judiciary as paid time off during 1994 or paid to the employee by the county by December 31, 1994, consistent with their policies or contractual obligations, shall be made by the assignment judge. Transferred employees who become State judicial employees pursuant to this act shall not be considered new employees, and any legislation requiring State residency of new State employees or which limits any benefits of new State employees shall not apply to them. L.1994,c.162,s.6.
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