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Reviewing violations of Employer-Employee Relations Act in Newark

By Michael Freeman | July 29, 2022

Labor Relations Report  The Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) held that the City of Newark violated subsections 5.4a(5) and (1) of the New Jersey Employer–Employee Relations Act, N.J.S.A. 34:13A-1 et…

The bona fide separation of service for PFRS members

By Pete Andreyev | July 29, 2022

Pensions Benefit Report  In the past few months, I have written articles about the separation of service requirement for PFRS members. Lately, there seems to be some confusion as to…

How do we bring back COLA?

By Bruce Polkowitz | June 28, 2022

Local 600 Report  This report specifically discusses COLA in light of finding out about S2582, a bill sponsored by Senator Joe Cryan to address COLA for those whose benefits are…

Licensing for law enforcement officers

By Kevin Lyons | June 28, 2022

Police Training Commission Report Let me start by saying that I am not a fan of moving to a licensing model for New Jersey law enforcement. As I have said…

NJ attorney general revises vehicle pursuit policy

By Ed Esposito | May 17, 2022

Professional Development  On April 29, the New Jersey attorney general issued Law Enforcement Directive 2022-4, which revised the motor vehicle pursuit policy. However, it is important to note that the…

The policy investment statement is a go

By Ray Heck | May 17, 2022

PFRS Report  While the May board meeting was relatively short, some good information and action was taken. The biggest thing was the trustee board adopting the policy investment statement. This…

Important info about the FRPHC opening

By Kevin Lyons | April 17, 2022

Health Benefits Report By Kevin Lyons After five years of discussion, planning and collaborating, Integrity Health opened the doors to what we hope is the first of many First Responder…

NJ Supreme Court finds detectives’ actions proper in Miranda waiver case

By Ed Esposito | April 17, 2022

Professional Development  The New Jersey Supreme Court recently decided to reverse an appellate court’s decision that had provided an ambiguous requirement when detectives are seeking a waiver of a person’s…

‘Don’t look back, you’re not going that way’

By Brian Dawe | April 13, 2022

Corrections Report Since 1994, when I first met Tommy Little and Jay Glass from State Corrections Local 105, I have had a great relationship with the NJSPBA. I’ve attended dozens…

What happens to my pension if I get divorced?

By Pete Andreyev | April 13, 2022

Pension Benefits I have been getting so many questions about the topic of divorce and your pension, I decided to let you know some quick facts. The good news is…