Author: Lawrence M. Teijido

Lawrence M. Teijido is a member of the firm’s Public & Education law practice group, where he works with public clients on a broad range of civil litigation matters. In addition, Mr. Teijido focuses his practice on labor and employment law, supporting various municipalities and school administrations in hearings, arbitrations, and labor negotiations.
Will New Jersey Clarify the Law on Off-Duty Cannabis Use by Law Enforcement?

Will New Jersey Clarify the Law on Off-Duty Cannabis Use by Law Enforcement?

Now that adult-use cannabis sales have begun in New Jersey, many municipalities and their employees are raising questions about when off-duty cannabis use is permitted. One of the most controversial issues involves off-duty cannabis use by law enforcement. While the Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act protects workers

Law Enforcement & Personal Use Cannabis

Law Enforcement & Personal Use Cannabis

On April 13, 2022, the Attorney General issued a memorandum to law enforcement agencies authorizing off-duty cannabis use under the Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act.  Given the sudden and extreme departure from the norm, the memorandum was met with a broad variety of reactions.  Some expressed support,

Should Your Municipality Establish a Municipal Property Tax Rewards Program?

Should Your Municipality Establish a Municipal Property Tax Rewards Program?

Under a law that took effect last year, New Jersey municipalities can establish property tax rewards programs encouraging residents to shop at local retail establishments. The Division of Local Government Services (DLGS) recently issued a Local Finance Notice (LFN) aimed to guide municipalities in creating and implementing these new programs. 

Education Law Update – Gov. Murphy Signs Several Bills into Law

Education Law Update – Gov. Murphy Signs Several Bills into Law

Gov. Phil Murphy took action on several education bills in recent weeks… Gov. Phil Murphy took action on several education bills in recent weeks. The legislation signed into law addresses issues ranging from school nurse shortages to school bus driver safety. Gov. Murphy also issued conditional vetoes on some closely-watched

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for NJ School Districts

Updated COVID-19 Guidance for NJ School Districts

Navigating COVID-19 continues to be a challenge for New Jersey school districts… Navigating COVID-19 continues to be a challenge for New Jersey school districts. When implementing policies for the 2021-2022 school year, it is important to recognize that guidance continues to evolve, and policies may need to be adjusted accordingly.

Will NJ Legislature Bill Overhaul Local Oversight Over Warehouse Development?

Will NJ Legislature Bill Overhaul Local Oversight Over Warehouse Development?

A bill currently under consideration by the New Jersey Legislature would change how municipalities regulate the development of large warehouses… A bill currently under consideration by the New Jersey Legislature would change how municipalities regulate the development of large warehouses. Under Senate Bill 3688, New Jersey would adopt a regional

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

NJ Appeals Court Highlights Importance of Timeliness When Challenging Planning Board Decisions

Federal District Court Strikes Down New Jersey Cemetery Act

The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey recently struck down the New Jersey Cemetery Act. In Rosedale and Rosehill Cemetery Association v. Twp. of Readington, the federal court ruled that the statute, which empowers municipalities to consent to new cemeteries within their borders, is unconstitutionally vague.