In In re Ridgefield Park Bd. of Educ., the NJ Supreme Court ruled N.J.S.A. 18A:16-17.2 mandates that, when employees of local school boards reach Tier 4 contribution levels in their first year of a collective negotiating agreement, they must continue to contribute at that level until they negotiate a successor negotiating agreement.
Two former employees of the Milton Hershey School sued for discrimination and retaliation after they were fired. The school moved to compel arbitration under the collective bargaining agreement, and the district court denied the motion. On appeal, the 3rd Circuit found that the state-law claims were subject to the Federal Arbitration Act. In the absence … Read more