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Looking forward in health insurance

April 21, 2021

Health Benefits Report We all know that Einstein said that doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is the definition of insanity. Well, that’s what we’ve…

Supreme Court: Failure to provide light-duty accommodation for pregnant officer is unlawful discrimination

April 21, 2021

NJ STATE PBA LEGAL CORNER By Robert A. Fagella, Esq. and Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. The New Jersey State Legislature enacted the Pregnancy Fairness Act (PWFA) in 2014 to provide…

President’s Message: The Thin Blue Line flag

April 21, 2021

Nobody can really pinpoint the exact origin of the “Thin Blue Line.” It was referred to in the 1950’s by Los Angeles Police Chief Bill Parker. When the 70’s rolled…

A delegate’s report you won’t want to miss

March 31, 2021

The major responsibility of a NJSPBA state delegate is to act as liaison between the state and local associations, reporting all matters of interest. This is most often done at…

Legalized marijuana and the new normal

March 31, 2021

By Robert A. Fagella, Esq. and Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. Legalized recreational use of cannabis has arrived in New Jersey. On Feb. 22, Governor Phil Murphy signed the legislation that…

Supreme Court affirms paid leave time for union representatives

February 23, 2021

By Robert A. Fagella, Esq. and Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. Leave time to perform union business has been a traditional component of most public-sector collective negotiations agreements for decades. Most…

Maybe New Jersey has got it right

February 23, 2021

On May 25, 2020, Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer who was certified under Minnesota’s POST (Police Officer Standards and Training) program, leaned on the neck of George Floyd and…

The priority remains to get home safe after every shift

February 23, 2021

Law enforcement officers work in a dangerous career. We signed up knowing the dangers that exist at any given time throughout a working day. Just last week the FBI lost…

Mission Statements

January 20, 2021

NJSPBA President Pat Colligan and Executive Vice President Marc Kovar sat down with NJ Cops Magazine Publisher Mitchell Krugel to examine important topics and offer their well-informed, inspirational and even…

Looking ahead in 2021

January 20, 2021

Legislative Report As the calendar turned a page into a new year, it is likely most people woke up on Jan. 1 thinking that 2021 couldn’t be any worse than…