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§28-7-21  Complaints of unfair practices – Parties to proceedings – Rules of evidence. –

Published: 2015

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Labor and Labor Relations


Labor Relations Act

SECTION 28-7-21

   § 28-7-21  Complaints of unfair practices

– Parties to proceedings – Rules of evidence. –

Whenever a charge has been made that any employer or public sector employee

organization, as provided in § 28-7-13.1, has engaged in or is engaging in

any unfair labor practice, the board shall have the power to issue and cause to

be served upon the party a complaint stating those charges in that respect and

containing a notice of a hearing before the board at a place fixed in the

complaint, to be held not less than seven (7) days after the serving of the

complaint. Any complaint may be amended by the board or its agent conducting

the hearing at any time prior to the issuance of an order based on the

complaint. The person complained of shall have the right to file an answer to

the original or amended complaint within five (5) days after the service of the

original or amended complaint and to appear in person or otherwise to give

testimony at the place and time set in the complaint. In the discretion of a

member or agent conducting the hearing, or of the board, any other person may

be allowed to intervene in the proceedings and to present testimony. In any

proceeding the board or its agent is not bound by technical rules of evidence

prevailing in the courts.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1941, ch. 1066, § 7; P.L. 1942, ch. 1247, § 2; G.L. 1956,

§ 28-7-21; P.L. 1993, ch. 241, § 1.)