On The Job

Information for members

on and off the job

Looking forward to a summer break

By Rob Nixon | June 21, 2023

Legislative Report  If you think back to this time of year throughout your life, you might recall the excitement you felt when school was winding down and a long summer…

A 400-level class in contract negotiations

By Michael Freeman | June 21, 2023

Labor Relations Report In 1997, the city and Summit Local 55 were two full years into contract negotiations. At that time, I was invited into the room and told to…

20-and-out action

By Rob Nixon | June 21, 2023

Legislative Report  After a monthlong recess, the Senate and General Assembly returned in early May for committee work and votes that will take them into a much longer break at…

Union representation during outside agency investigation

By Robert A. Fagella | June 21, 2023

NJ State PBA Legal Corner  By Robert A. Fagella, Esq. and Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. As everyone should know, a law enforcement officer is entitled to representation during an investigatory…

Getting ready for retirement

By Luke Sciallo | June 21, 2023

Pension Benefits Report  A law enforcement officer’s career is a marathon, not a sprint. You have most certainly encountered peaks and valleys throughout your career. If you are like most,…

Irrevocable resignation nullifies disability retirement eligibility

By Robert A. Fagella | May 3, 2023

NJ State PBA Legal Corner  By Robert A. Fagella, Esq. and Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. A law enforcement officer is ineligible for disability retirement benefits if he or she irrevocably…

Pleased to meet you

By Luke Sciallo | May 3, 2023

Pension Benefits Report  I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and provide a brief autobiography. I have been a member of the Township of Ocean Police Department since…

Milestones met, goals set at PFRS

By Ray Heck | May 3, 2023

PFRS Report  As we navigate through these challenging times, the PFRS Trustee Board continues to maintain the posture of stabilizing and growing the fund. To do this, we must look…

Will evidence by cannabis ‘WIREs’ be admissible?

By Robert A. Fagella | April 5, 2023

NJ State PBA Legal Corner  By Robert A. Fagella, Esq. and Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq.  In the September issue of NJ Cops Magazine, we wrote about a decision issued by…

Analysis of the SHBP mid-year rate renewal reports

By Kevin Lyons | April 5, 2023

Health Benefits Report  Unlike last year, the mid-year rate renewal reports were presented to the State Health Benefits Commission in March (the 8th, to be exact). For reference, this report…