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AGO 1964 NO. 97 > Apr 8 1964

(1) A city of the first class, in the absence of a restriction in its charter, has the authority to adopt by ordinance a plan for granting severance pay to its employees for accrued sick leave in consideration of service to be performed by the employee after the adoption of the ordinance. (2) Same : Counties and other cities and towns, but not school districts, have the authority to adopt by ordinance or contract provisions a plan granting severance pay to their employees for accrued sick leave in consideration of services to be performed by the employee after the ordinance is adopted or contract is executed.