Tag: New Jersey Public Employment Law

Texas Court Strikes Down DOL Overtime Rule

New Jersey municipalities will not have to comply with the Department of Labor’s (DOL) revised overtime rule, which was enacted under the Obama Administration in 2016. A Texas judge recently held that the DOL exceeded its authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), effectively ending the long-standing legal battle

New Jersey Prompt Payment Act Extended to School Districts, Local Governments and Independent Authorities

State Governments Challenging DOL Overtime Rule

A coalition of 22 states is challenging the Department of Labor’s (DOL) new overtime rules, which are slated to take effect in December. The lawsuit is seeking preliminary and permanent injunctions declaring that the DOL’s Final Rule is unlawful.  As we previously discussed on this blog, the DOL is raising

NJ Appeals Court Addresses When Public Employees Must Forfeit Pensions

NJ Appeals Court Addresses When Public Employees Must Forfeit Pensions

The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently addressed when public employees can be required to forfeit their pensions due to dishonorable service. In Hollander v. Bd. of Trustees of the Police & Firemen’s Ret. Sys., the appeals court held that a former corrections officer should not be

Governor Vetoes New Jersey Pay Discrimination Legislation

Governor Vetoes New Jersey Equal Pay Legislation

Gov. Chris Christie has conditionally vetoed equal pay legislation. The proposed bill amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) to strengthen protections against employment discrimination and promote equal pay for women. Modeled after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, Senate Bill 992 would make it an unlawful

Assembly Passes Bill to Allow Volunteer Firefighters to Receive Public Employee Retirement Benefits

NJ Appeals Court Addresses Employer-Employee Relations Act

The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently addressed when public employers can be held liable under the New Jersey Employer-Employee Relations Act, which prohibits the discharge of employees for union activity. In its decision, the court confirmed broad remedial authority of the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC)

NJ Appeals Court Rules Police Dash Cam Videos Subject to OPRA

NJ Appeals Court Interprets Police Promotion Statute

In a recent decision, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court interpreted several public employment statutes that impose hiring and promotional restrictions upon police departments in smaller New Jersey cities that are not of the “first class” or “second class” in population and which are not civil service

When Are NJ Police Officers Entitled to Attorney’s Fees After Dismissal of Disciplinary Charges?

When Are NJ Police Officers Entitled to Attorney’s Fees After Dismissal of Disciplinary Charges?

A New Jersey appeals court recently addressed when police officers are entitled to reimbursement of attorney’s fees and costs pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-155. Under the statute, attorneys’ fees are awarded to a police officer who obtains a dismissal of disciplinary charges filed against him, provided that the disciplinary charges “aris[e]