Month: April 2017

Chevron Takes Center Stage in Third Circuit’s FMLA Decision

Chevron Takes Center Stage in Third Circuit’s FMLA Decision

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch is not the only vocal critic of the Supreme Court’s 1984 decision in Chevron v. Natural Resource Defense Council. In a recent decision, a judge sitting on the Third Circuit Court of Appeals raised concerns about the appeal court’s reliance on Chevron deference to resolve an employment

NJ Appeals Court Clarifies Elements of NJCRA Claim

NJ Appeals Court Clarifies Elements of NJCRA Claim

In a recent decision, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court clarified that familial and social affiliations do not qualify as the constitutionally protected conduct required to make a claim under the New Jersey Civil Rights Act (NJCRA). In Lapolla v. County of Union, the plaintiff alleged that

Gov. Murphy Signs Equal Pay Executive Order

NJ Appeals Court Upholds Disqualification for $500 Pay-to-Play Violation

In a recent decision, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court affirmed agency decisions rescinding approximately $7 million in state contracts to a local paving company. As a result of the $500 political donation, the company was also disqualified from any state contract through the remainder of Gov.