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How to figure out what a contract proposal cost

July 14, 2021

In negotiations, the PBA and the governing body proposals won’t be the same. This requires a method to estimate and compare the costs of the offers. The way to do…

Supreme Court authorizes disclosure of disciplinary records

July 14, 2021

NJ STATE PBA LEGAL CORNER By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq.  On June 7, the Supreme Court issued its decision affirming the Appellate Division’s decision and upholding…

Cancel culture and anti-law enforcement bias

July 14, 2021

We are serving in difficult times. We face all the traditional dangers of our jobs – crime, drugs and violence – with the added dangers of working during a pandemic.…

Tracking critical legislation as the summer recess approaches

May 25, 2021

Legislative Report The New Jersey Legislature is rapidly approaching the June 30 deadline for passage of the state budget and the unofficial start to the pre-election summer recess. This time…

Stepped up efforts on police reform in Washington, D.C. are threatening Qualified Immunity

May 25, 2021

Violence and shootings are on the rise. The daily news is full of stories about cities and towns throughout New Jersey experiencing an alarming rise in violence and crime. Making…

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…