Year: 2016

NJ Supreme Court Issues Affordable Housing “Gap” Ruling

Federal Judge Halts DOL Overtime Rules

A federal judge is Texas recently granted a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit challenging the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rules. The overtime rule decision applies nationwide. For now, New Jersey municipalities should continue to use the old salary thresholds for determining when employees must be paid overtime wages. 

NJ Supreme Court to Consider Disclosure of Police Dash Cam Videos

NJ Supreme Court to Consider Disclosure of Police Dash Cam Videos

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently agreed to add another key case involving the state’s Open Public Records Act (OPRA) to its docket. Paff v. Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office revolves around the disclosure of police video recordings, which has become a high-profile issue in the wake of several controversial police-involved

DLGS Highlights Newly Enacted NJ Procurement Laws

DLGS Highlights Newly Enacted NJ Procurement Laws

The New Jersey Department of Community Affair’s Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) recently published a Local Finance Notice regarding several new laws that impact local government and/or school procurement. Covered topics include bidder ownership disclosure, competitive contracting, contracts for asphalt work, claimant certification for utility bills, federal military equipment

Successfully Incorporating Mental Health into New Jersey Schools

NJ Law Creates New Class of Officers to Provide School Security

Gov. Chris Christie recently signed legislation into law that establishes a new category of special law enforcement officers. The Class Three special law enforcement (SLEO III) officers will be authorized to provide security in New Jersey’s public and nonpublic schools and county colleges. Previously, boards of education were authorized to hire


NJ Supreme Court Narrows Keyport Decision

In IMO Robbinsville Twp BOE v. Washington Twp Educ. Assoc., the Supreme Court of New Jersey significantly narrowed its 2015 decision in IMO Borough of Keyport. In so ruling, the court reversed what it saw as an improper expansion of its ruling to authorize a school board to unilaterally impose

NJ Supreme Court Holds Security Footage Not Subject to OPRA

In Gilleran v. Township of Bloomfield, the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that security footage from a camera located outside a town hall was not subject to disclosure under the Open Public Records Act (OPRA). According to the state’s highest court, “Compelling release on demand of security surveillance video would be