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6 N.J.A.R. 40

Williams, Jane M. v. Deptford, Gloucester County, Board of Education of the Township of
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Citation: 6 N.J.A.R. 40
Decision Date: 1982
Agency: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Synopsis: Petitioner, a tenured special education teacher, alleged that the local board of education had illegally withheld salary payments and, further, had deducted accumulated sick leave days from her because of a work-related injury. The petitioner received temporary disability benefits during three different school years for the same injury but contended that these absences did not constitute a year in the ag- gregate. The administrative law judge assigned to the case concluded that the board had no legal obligation to continue salary payments for any absence occurring more than one calendar year subsequent to the date of injury and and was therefore entitled to recover overpayments made under a mistake of law. The 'calendar year' was interpreted to mean of a period of 12 consecutive months not necessarily begin- ning on January 1. In addition, the judge concluded that the petitioner was still entitled to workers' compensation. John E. Collins, Esq. for petitioner (Selikoff & Cohen, attorneys) Alan R. $chmoll, Esq. for respondent (Capehart & Scatchard, at- torneys)
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