Communication Workers of America, AFL-CIO v. New Jersey Civil Service Comm’n, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2016).  Article V, section 4, paragraph 6 of the New Jersey Constitution, approved by the voters in 1992, gives the Legislature the power to “review any [administrative agency] rule or regulation to determine if the rule or regulation is consistent with the intent of the Legislature as expressed in the language of the

In re Robbinsville Tp. Bd. of Educ. v. Washington Tp. Educ. Ass’n, __ N.J. ___ (2016).  In Borough of Keyport v. International Union of Operating Engineers, 222 N.J. 314 (2015), the Supreme Court approved temporary layoffs of public workers where those layoffs were motivated by an economic crisis.  Importantly, as a backdrop those layoffs, “an emergency regulation was promulgated that temporarily authorized municipalities go

Cumberland Farms, Inc. v. New Jersey Dep’t of Environmental Protection, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2016).  Plaintiff (“CFI”) operates convenience stores and gas stations in many locations in New Jersey.  Hazardous substances are discharged at some of those locations.  Defendant (“DEP”) offers a settlement process under which parties responsible for potential damage to natural resources as a result of hazard