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By Sarah E. Tornetta on February 20, 2019

Yesterday, Governor Murphy signed A3975 into law, significantly expanding the New Jersey Family Leave Act (FLA) and Family Leave Insurance (FLI) programs to provide greater benefits to workers including additional time off, higher compensation, and increasing the class of individuals who qualify for leave.

By Sarah E. Tornetta on February 8, 2019

Employers often implement binding arbitration policies as a way to avoid litigating claims in court. Many employers prefer arbitration because it can be confidential, less costly, and consume significantly less time than a trial. A recent decision from the New Jersey Appellate Division highlights how one word can make or break the enforceability of such policies.

By Sarah E. Tornetta on January 17, 2019

In two recent decisions, the Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) required school boards to continue paying employees the salary increases as written in their three-year contracts, even after those contracts have expired, disrupting the longstanding practice of withholding salary increments during negotiations until a new contract is formed.

The United States Supreme Court overturns a 40 year precedent for the NJEA and other public sector unions. 

By Sarah E. Tornetta on April 16, 2018

Associate, Sarah Tornetta discusses a recent New Jersey law that establishes requirements for school districts when using physical restraints and seclusion techniques. 

By Sarah E. Tornetta on April 3, 2018

Shareholder Elizabeth Garcia and Associate Sarah Tornetta discuss a case update regarding the importance of language in employee manuals. 

By Andrew W. Li, Sarah E. Tornetta on October 10, 2017

One of the biggest controversies dominating the sports world right now is the “take a knee” protests during the national anthem. The movement that started with the NFL has expanded to other professional sports - and is now starting to appear in public schools.

By Andrew W. Li, Sarah E. Tornetta on September 18, 2017

The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued a decision that could potentially expand the liability of school districts for the misconduct of even ostensibly “low level” employees, if those employees are deemed to have supervisory authority over other employees.

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