PBA Message

Federal law provides new opportunity for WTC responders

December 21, 2021

NJ State PBA Legal Corner By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. Although 9/11 occurred more than 20 years ago, the memory of that awful day remains fresh…

The importance of Medicare Part A and B in retirement

December 21, 2021

Health Benefits Report One of the few things that is (almost) uniform in our profession is that we are (almost) all enrolled in Medicare. That stands if you are paying…

New year, next challenges

December 21, 2021

When I think about this past year, it is strange to recall just how much the global pandemic continues to impact our work and family lives. Our members, and law…

Supreme Court reaffirms qualified immunity

November 21, 2021

NJ STATE PBA LEGAL CORNER By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. The modification or elimination of qualified immunity for law enforcement officers has been one of the…

Election review: What comes next?

November 21, 2021

Another Election Day is behind us, and once again we have seen how important the NJSPBA endorsement was for elected officials throughout New Jersey. Up and down the ballot, we…

President’s Message: Got COLA?

November 20, 2021

Right now, the NJSPBA Facebook page enjoys an audience of approximately 35,000 followers. We like to publicize what’s best about law enforcement, deliver timely news and share the sorrows when…

What the 2 percent cap means for health care

October 16, 2021

In the September issue of NJ Cops Magazine, Kevin Lyons ended his article advising negotiations committee members that health care cost increases are outside of the cap. To expand on…

You may be eligible for a COVID disability pension

October 16, 2021

Pension Benefits Report In the middle of March 2020, we were all caught off-guard by the COVID-19 virus. During this time, our members have been out on the front lines…

Court approves mandatory COVID vaccination policy

October 16, 2021

NJ STATE PBA LEGAL CORNER By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. One of the major issues facing employers and employees in New Jersey, and across the country,…

Election season has begun

September 23, 2021

Legislative Report Though the season for politics and campaigning truly has no start or end point any more, traditionally the race for votes in a November election begins after Labor…