Year: 2021

NJ Supreme Court Clarifies Impact of Pretrial Detention on Unemployment Compensation

In Haley v. Board of Review (A-71-19/084123) (Decided March 17, 2021), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that pretrial detention premised on charges that are later dismissed is not a separation from work that automatically disqualifies an applicant from unemployment benefits under the Unemployment Compensation Law (UCL). It further

NJ Supreme Court Rules NJ Transit to Common Carrier Standard Under TCA

In Anasia Maison v. New Jersey Transit Corporation (A-34/35-19/083484) (Decided February 17, 2021), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) and its bus drivers are held to the same negligence standard under the Tort Claims Act (TCA) as other common carriers, which is

Significant Provisions of New Jersey’s School Regionalization Bill

Significant Provisions of New Jersey’s School Regionalization Bill

Legislation that would overhaul school regionalization is primed to move quickly through the New Jersey Legislature… Legislation that would overhaul school regionalization is primed to move quickly through the New Jersey Legislature. The bill, Senate Bill 3488, provides a road map for school districts to study and implement school regionalization

New Jersey Supreme Court Upholds Bias Claim Under Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

In Delanoy v. Township of Ocean, (A-68-19/084022) (Decided March 9, 2021), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that Township of Ocean Police Department’s disparate procedures violate the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA). It was the first time the state’s highest court had considered the PWFA, which amended existing portions

NJ Assembly Advances Legislation Targeting Student Mental Health

NJ Assembly Advances Legislation Targeting Student Mental Health

The mental health of New Jersey students was a growing concern before the COVID-19 pandemic hit… The mental health of New Jersey students was a growing concern before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Nationally, as well as in New Jersey, suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people

What NJ Municipalities Need to Know About the State’s New Cannabis Laws

What NJ Municipalities Need to Know About the State’s New Cannabis Laws

On February 22, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation legalizing cannabis use and possession for adults 21 years and older… On February 22, 2021, Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation legalizing cannabis use and possession for adults 21 years and older, establishing the regulatory framework for legal cannabis. Gov. Murphy also

NJ Supreme Court Rules Investment Adviser Can Sue over Rescinded Employment Offer

In Jed Goldfarb v. David Solimine (A-24-19/083256) (Decided February 18, 2021), the Supreme Court of New Jersey held that New Jersey’s Uniform Securities Law of 1997 does not bar an investment advisor’s promissory estoppel claim for reliance damages in connection with a rescinded job offer. While the defendant argued that

NJ Supreme Court Addresses When Pre-Trial Detainees Can Challenge Detention in Light of COVID-19

The Supreme Court of New Jersey recently addressedthe impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the suspension of in-person criminal jury trials on defendants who have been detained pretrial. In the Matter of the Request to Release Certain Pretrial Detainees (M-550-20/085186) (Decided February 11, 2021), the court declined to grant categorical