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According to an article by the Associated Press dated September 28, 2021, Governor Phil Murphy recently signed three bills into law directed at increasing racial diversity among law enforcement officers which will facilitate underrepresented populations to pursue law enforcement
Continue Reading Governor Murphy Sign Laws In An Effort To Try And Boost Racial Diversity Among New Jersey Police Departments

As first reported in NorthJersey.com, by the date of September 17th, 2021, members of PBA Local #136, the certified Collective Negotiations Unit that represents Rank and File Law Enforcement Officers employed by Wayne Township in Passaic County, New
Continue Reading Wayne Township Vaccine Mandate Upheld By Court Following a Challenge Lodged by PBA Local

As stated in NJ.com, in December of 2012, a former Jersey City municipal inspector, Bennie Anderson, took a $300 payoff to change the tax description on a building zoned for two units to one zoned for three units. Anderson
Continue Reading NJ Supreme Court Upholds the Total Forfeiture of Municipal Inspector’s Pension for Bribery Conviction

As reported by nj.com, a new report is critical of how the New Jersey State Police has handled some low-level discipline cases and faults investigators for sometimes taking too long, but overall the review concluded the agency followed the law
Continue Reading N.J. State Police should speed up internal investigations, watchdog report says

As reported in the New Jersey Law Journal, Firefighters Mutual Benevolent Association Local 67 (FMBA #67), filed a grievance against the Borough of Carteret in regard to a staffing issue that the parties had agreed to which
Continue Reading Supreme Court Reaffirms “Reasonably Debatable” Standard In Reviewing Arbitration Awards

At approximately 10:30 PM on July 9, 2020, The State Attorney General sought permission to file a motion seeking  emergent relief to dissolve the stay to implement Directives 2020-5 & 2020-6 entered by the Appellate Division earlier that day. The
Continue Reading NJ Attorney General Files Application Seeking to Dissolve Stay of Implementing Directives 2020-05 and 06

Today, the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division Issued a Temporary Stay on the release of public disclosure of the identities of Law Enforcement Officer who have been sanctioned for “serious disciplinary violations”, defined as
“termination of employment, reduction in
Continue Reading New Jersey Appellate Division Issues Stay on NJ Attorney General Directives 2020-05 and 06

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken hold of our lives and has undoubtedly had an impact on First Responders from both a personal and professional standpoint.  Over the past several weeks, our firm’s attorneys have had the unique perspective of witnessing
Continue Reading The COVID-19 State of Emergency Does Not Entitle Management to “Throw Your Collective Bargaining Agreement Out the Window”