NJ court finds sick-leave payout caps legal

(AP) - The New Jersey Supreme Court says it's legal for the state to cap payouts for unused sick time for top school administrators.The court

TRENTON - (AP) - The New Jersey Supreme Court says it's legal for the state to cap payouts for unused sick time for top school administrators.

The court on Thursday unanimously overturned a lower court ruling.

At issue was the constitutionality of a law and regulations restricting the payment for newly accumulated sick time for school administrators at $15,000.

The law was passed in 2007 following a state report that found exorbitant benefits for some school superintendents.

Since then, Gov. Chris Christie's administration has also capped the salary of superintendents.

While the new ruling does not address the cap, it does say a state agency can legally review details of the contracts of the administrators.

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