Sauter v. Colts Neck Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The Conscientious Employee Protection Act, N.J.S.A. 34:19-1 to -14 (“CEPA”) protects “employees who report illegal or unethical work-place activities.”  CEPA defines an “employee” as one who “performs services for and under the control and direction of an employer for wages or other remuneration.”

After a series of unfortunat

New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission v. DiVincenzo, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  In 2011, the New Jersey Election Law Commission (“ELEC”), an independent four-member body that enforces the Campaign Contributions and Expenditures Reporting Act, N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 to -77 (‘the Act”), voted unanimously to investigate alleged violations of that statute by in the 2011 election for Essex County Executive by Joseph

McClain v. Board of Review, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  In general, employees who leave work voluntarily are disqualified from obtaining unemployment benefits.  In 2015, the unemployment statute, N.J.S.A. 43;21-5(a), was amended to exempt from disqualification “an individual who voluntarily leaves work  with one employer to accept from another employer employment which commences not more than seven days after the individual leaves … the first employer.”