Federal Court Rejects Post-Janus Lawsuits Over Union Dues

A federal district court has dismissed a suit by several non-union New Jersey teachers seeking to recoup their union dues in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31. The court also rejected arguments that teachers are

New Law Amends MLUL to Address Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in New Jersey

Governor Phil Murphy has made clean energy one of his top priorities. Earlier this year, New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities released a draft Energy Master Plan to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2050, which includes reducing emissions by encouraging electric vehicle adoption.  In June, the Murphy Administration announced the New Jersey Partnership

Tenure Rights

New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies Tenure Rights

In Miller v. State-Operated School District of the City of Newark, the Supreme Court of New Jersey clarified tenure rights under N.J.S.A. 18A:17-2. The decision, which triggered a sharp dissent from Justice Jaynee LaVecchia, overturned long-standing administrative law precedent. Facts of Miller v. State-Operated School District of the City of


NJ Supreme Court to Determine Whether Adverse Employment Action Is Necessary to Support NJLAD Claim

The Supreme Court of New Jersey has agreed to consider Mary Richter v. Oakland Board of Education. The question before the court is whether the Appellate Division erred in finding that a diabetic teacher who suffered injuries after her blood sugar dropped on the job could pursue her disability discrimination

NJ Supreme Court to Address Good-faith Defense Wage Law

NJ Supreme Court to Address Good-faith Defense Wage Law

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently agreed to consider Elmer Branch v. Cream-o-Land Dairy. The closely-watched employment case involves the good-faith defense under the New Jersey Wage and Hour Law (WHL). Facts of Elmer Branch v. Cream-o-Land Dairy On November 29, 2016, plaintiff Elmer Branch filed a putative class