Month: January 2022

CRC Releases Cannabis FAQs for New Jersey Municipalities

As the regulatory picture begins to get clearer, many New Jersey municipalities are likely reconsidering whether to give cannabis businesses the green light to operate within their borders. To help guide the process, the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC) recently published the answers to several frequently asked questions. Municipal

What School Districts Should Know About Key Changes to New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Law

What School Districts Should Know About Key Changes to New Jersey’s Anti-Bullying Law 

On January 10, 2022, Governor Phil Murphy signed into law S-1790/A-1662 to amend and strengthen New Jersey’s existing anti-bullying law (“New Law”). Many of the changes aim to create a school climate that will decrease harassment, intimidation and bullying (“HIB”), using various tools, such as the creation of a School Climate State

NJ Supreme Court Allows Former Town Manager to Pursue NJLAD Claim

In Meade v. Township of Livingston (A-52-20/085176) (Decided December 30, 2021), the Supreme Court of New Jersey addressed whether discriminatory conduct toward an employee by that employee’s subordinate can result in liability on the part of the employer under New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD). The court held that Plaintiff

New Law Creates Special Education Unit Within Office of Administrative Law

New Law Creates Special Education Unit Within Office of Administrative Law

Gov. Phil Murphy recently signed legislation, S-2160/A-5701, that establishes a special education unit within the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). The special education unit will consist of Administrative Law Judges having expertise in special education law.   The goal of the special education unit is to help address the long-standing special

NJ Appeals Court Addresses Validity of Referendum Petition Using E-Signatures

In Township of Montclair Committee of Petitioners v. Township of Montclair, the Appellate Division addressed the validity of a referendum petition that relied on voters’ electronic signatures. The appeals court held that the Clerk of the Township of Montclair (Clerk) acted arbitrarily and capriciously when she determined that a petition

New Jersey Supreme Court to Address Distinction Between City and Campus Police Officers

The Supreme Court of New Jersey has agreed to address whether campus police should be considered police forces like those serving New Jersey municipalities. The specific issue before the court in In the Matter of Gregory DiGuglielmo and New Jersey Institute of Technology is whether a campus police officer who