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Appellate Division Addressed PERC’s Authority, Security Camera Issues

Posted in Public Employment Labor Law
As reported by the New Jersey Law Journal, the Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division (“Appellate Division”) ruled that the State’s Public Employment Relations Commission (“PERC”) has near-exclusive jurisdiction over labor disputes between public workers and their employers. To this end, the three judge panel stated PERC has “exclusive jurisdiction to decide complaints arising… Continue Reading

Defense to Lawsuit Arising Out of Action During Side-Business Not Subject to Reimbursement

Posted in Public Employment Labor Law
On March 16, 2009, the Appellate Division decided Siaw v. Valenzuala. In the case, Defendant Diomedes Valenzuala, a police officer, appealed from the judgment of the trial court denying his claims against his former employer, the Township of Irvington, for indemnification pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-155 in connection with his defense of a lawsuit against him arising… Continue Reading

Blanket Strip Searches of Non-Indictable Offenders, Performed Without Reasonable Suspicion Are Unconstitutional

Posted in Public Employment Labor Law
In the matter of Florence v. Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Burlington, Civil Action No. 05-3619, the United States District Court, District of New Jersey, addressed the issue of strip searches of non-indictable offenders. Plaintiffs consisted of a certified class to include all arrestees charged with non-indictable offenses, which were processed at… Continue Reading

Court Knocks Down Sign Ordinance that Banned Giant Rat Balloon at Labor Rally

Posted in Public Employment Labor Law
On February 5, 2008, in State v. DeAngelo, Docket No. A-73-07, the New Jersey Supreme Court held that a municipality violated free speech rights by banning temporary signs on public streets, including a 10-foot high inflatable rat at a labor protest. This case was the subject of a previous blog entry wherein our office analyzed… Continue Reading
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