On Friday, April 17, 2009, The Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, upheld the ability of state and local governments to furlough public employees. The court agreed with the decision of the state government that the fiscal crisis that the state and nation currently faces allows for emergency action.

In citing its opinion the

On April 8, 2009, the Administrative Office of the Courts issued a press release announcing that the Appellate Division will be conducting oral argument on the Emergency Temporary Layoff Rule. Specifically, the Appellate Division, Part H will hear oral argument on the four appeals from the Civil Service Commission’s emergency rule authorizing temporary

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to sit down with the Treasurer for the State of New Jersey, David Rousseau, the Director for the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations and Union officials that I represent.  The purposes of the meeting was to listen to the Treasurer’s doom and gloom speech regarding the State budget, how