Northern Berks Regional Police Comm. v. Berks Co. FOP

A police officer was terminated for unauthorized use of a law enforcement database. He sought his position back, and pursuant to Act 111 — the Police and Firemen Collective Bargaining Act — he and his employer engaged in arbitration. The arbitrator awarded the officer his position back, finding that the officer was treated disparately. The … Read more

Barila v. Board of Education of Cliffside Park

#LaborLaw #CollectiveBargaining #Contracts #SubjectMatterJurisdiction 4/20/2020 — A collective bargaining agreement between the teachers’ union and the town’s board of education decreased the total amount a retiring teacher can collect in accumulated unused sick leave. Pursuant to In re Local 195, 88 N.J. 393 (1982), the Court unanimously agreed that, under the scope-of-negotiations test, the courts … Read more