Maine Revised Statutes

§110. Collective bargaining

1. Permitted options.  Subject to the limitation of subsection 2, the board shall recognize as valid and binding a provision in a collective bargaining agreement between an employer and a recognized bargaining agent establishing any of the following:
A. Alternative dispute resolution systems that may include, but are not limited to, mediation or binding arbitration or the use of mediation and binding arbitration; [1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §8 (NEW); 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §§8-11 (AFF).]
B. Preferred provider systems for the delivery of health care services or treatment; [1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §8 (NEW); 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §§8-11 (AFF).]
C. The use of a designated or limited list of independent medical examiners; [1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §8 (NEW); 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §§8-11 (AFF).]
D. Light-duty, modified job or return-to-work programs; [1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §8 (NEW); 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §§8-11 (AFF).]
E. Vocational rehabilitation or retraining programs; or [1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §8 (NEW); 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §§8-11 (AFF).]
F. A 24-hour coverage program. [1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §8 (NEW); 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §§8-11 (AFF).]
[ 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §8 (NEW); 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §§8-11 (AFF) .]
2. Limitation.  An agreement pursuant to subsection 1 may not diminish an employee's entitlement to benefits guaranteed by this Act. Any agreement in violation of this subsection is null and void.
[ 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §8 (NEW); 1991, c. 885, Pt. A, §§8-11 (AFF) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1991, c. 885, §A8 (NEW). 1991, c. 885, §§A9-11 (AFF).