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

The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would review three more cases.  One of those is before the Court as of right, due to a dissent in the Appellate Division.  In the other two cases, the Court granted certification.

The appeal as of right is in Ferrante v. New Jersey Manufacturers Ins. Group.  The question in that appeal, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Can plaintiff recover underinsured motorist (UIM) benefits from his insurance carrier where he did not notify his UIM carrier of his suit against the tortfeasor, including the exis

In re Probation Ass’n of New Jersey, 442 N.J. Super. 185 (App. Div. 2015).  N.J.S.A. 34:13A-5.4(b)(1) prohibits interference with a right guaranteed by the Employer-Employee Relations Act, and the Act explicitly protects the right to ‘assist’ in a labor organization.  N.J.S.A. 34:13A-5.”  The Public Employment Relations Commission is the agency charged with protecting rights under the Act, including against wrongful actions by employee organizations,