Mercer County Board of Election member denied salary for refusing to get a physical

    Paul Donini is a state-appointed Board of Elections member in Mercer County, N.J.

    Mercer County requires its employees to take a pre-employment drug test and physical. Donini has refused to do so on the grounds that he’s not a county employee, and the county has, in turn, withheld his salary and benefits.
    The test is a must for all county employees, and the Times of Trenton reports the county expects state-appointed officers to adhere to the requirement. Donini is still a recognized BOE member.

    Feed the Feed: Should county law apply to a state-appointed officer who works in the county?

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