45.2. The arbitrator or the council of arbitration shall record in award stipulations relating to the matters which were the subject of an agreement evidenced in the mediator’s report.
The parties may, at any time, come to an agreement on a matter which is the subject of the dispute, and the corresponding stipulations shall also be recorded in the arbitration award.
The arbitrator shall not amend such stipulations except for the purpose of making such adaptations as are necessary to make the stipulations consistent with a clause of the award.
For the purposes of the award, the arbitrator or the council of arbitration shall also, where the parties so request, proceed clause by clause using the “best final offer” method.
1993, c. 61, s. 28; 1998, c. 46, s. 105.