27th Feb 2023

Who is the rightful Palisades Park council member? Hearing to decide – by Kristie Cattafi Link to Original Article – Published February 18, 2023 A court hearing to determine who is the rightful council person after two people were sworn … more

On July 19, 2022, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) released new guidance from the Office for Civil Rights and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services regarding discipline of students with disabilities. The new guidance consisted of three documents: … more

3rd Oct 2018

  By Jodi S. Howlett, Esq., Nicholas DelGaudio, Esq., Emily Entwistle, Intern      On June 26, 2018, Cleary Giacobbe Alfieri Jacobs, LLC secured a victory from the New Jersey Supreme Court on behalf of the Borough of Spring Lake … more

11th Sep 2018

     Governor Phil Murphy recently signed P.L. 2018, c. 106 (“Opioid Law”) into law, which requires all New Jersey boards of education, boards of trustees of a charter school, and chief school administrators of non-public schools to develop a … more

5th Sep 2018

     Our firm is pleased to report of a recent Appellate Division ruling that we obtained on behalf of a Board of Education client, affirming its managerial prerogative to set the school calendar for teachers as well as students.  … more

27th Aug 2018

     On August 13, 2018, the New Jersey Supreme Court, in John Paff v. Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, issued its decision regarding whether mobile video recorders (“MVRs”), or dash camera recordings, made in compliance with a municipal police chief’s … more

     Governor Phil Murphy recently signed P.L. 2018, c. 78 (“Recess Law”) into law, which is effective immediately and requires all school districts to provide a daily recess period of at least twenty (20) minutes to students in kindergarten … more

13th Aug 2018

As you are aware, Governor Phil Murphy recently enacted the Workplace Democracy Enhancement Act (“Act”), P.L. 2018 c. 15, which significantly expands the rights of unions in the public sector.  However, on June 27, 2018 the United States Supreme Court … more

30th May 2018

CLIENT ALERT – May 30, 2018 NEW “PASS THE TRASH” LEGISLATION IMPOSES ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT BACKGROUND CHECKS ON SCHOOL DISTRICTS Governor Phil Murphy recently signed P.L. 2018, c. 5, the “Pass the Trash” law, which requires public schools, charter schools, nonpublic … more

18th Apr 2018

The following article was published in the New Jersey State Bar Association’s publication New Jersey Labor and Employment Law Quarterly Vol. 39, No. 2 April 2018 Caveat Orator’—Public Sector Employees Must Know the Limits of Their First Amendment Rights or … more