PBA Message

Convenient heroes?

March 18, 2022

According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) recently released 2021 end-of-year preliminary law enforcement officers fatalities report, 458 law enforcement officers died in the line of duty…

Presidents Message: Self-interests? Seriously, judge?

March 18, 2022

In his denial for a stay of the governor’s vaccine mandate executive order, Appellate Judge Clarkson S. Fisher Jr. wrote: “In the final analysis, there are times when individual self-interests…

A snapshot of salary increase issues

January 21, 2022

Labor Relations Report P.L. 2010, c.105 amended the interest arbitration law that limited salary increases awarded through arbitration to 2 percent above the previous year. Until the “hard cap” expired…

Federal Appeals Court ‘clarifies’ qualified immunity standard

January 21, 2022

NJ State PBA Legal Corner By Robert A. Fagella, Esq., Paul L. Kleinbaum, Esq. In the November issue of NJ Cops Magazine, we reported on two U.S. Supreme Court cases…

President’s Message: This is not news – The press is misinformed

January 21, 2022

This should not come as a shock to any of us in law enforcement: New Jersey newspaper editorial boards continue to promote a false narrative that this state has somehow…

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…