Niles outlines new policies for non-union employees

Council approved a new law creating a consistent policy for anyone that retires and is then rehired

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NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Niles City Council took steps Monday evening to have uniform policies for its non-union employees when dealing with overtime and retire-rehires.

Council sent to second reading a proposed law to change overtime rules for non-union employees. Overtime is not being eliminated, but the new law provides it on a consistent basis by all department heads.

Council unanimously approved a new law creating a consistent policy for anyone that retires and is then rehired.

“There were individual agreements with certain department heads that had certain rates and other retirees had different benefits,” said City Council President Bob Marino.

Those individual agreements were made under former Mayor Ralph Infante, who has since been indicted on 58 charges.

Current Mayor Tom Scarnecchia said he will not allow anyone to retire and be rehired.

Council will meet in the next two days to finalize the overtime issue.

Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to show that council passed a policy for those who retire and then are rehired, while council sent an overtime law to a second reading. 

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