TRENTON) -Last month, we reported that an FOP-initiated piece of legislation (S596/A3422) that would allow certain public employees continue to receive fair compensation after being forced out of work because of injuries resulting from being attacked while supervising inmates or detainees had advanced to the Governor’s desk. This week Governor
NEW JERSEY STATE FOP 2016 – 2017 LEGISLATIVE SESSION LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES January 2017 *FOP INITIATIVES IN BOLD Click Here to Read the Complete FOP LegislativeReport January 2017
By Peter Guzzo PHD The New Jersey State Legislature ended the year 2016 with several accomplishments for the New Jersey State FOP but also with several pieces of FOP priority legislation still pending. In 2017 the FOP will be working to move its priorities before the Legislature adjourns at the
NJFOP is pleased to announce that legislation became law today requiring the state to make required quarterly contributions to the pension fund rather than delaying these payments to the end of the fiscal year. Legislation sponsored by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto sets up a payment
Legislation has been signed by the Governor that will allow public and non-public schools and county colleges to hire retired law enforcement officers on a part-time basis to provide security on school grounds was signed into law today by the governor. The bill (S86/A3629) had a bi-partisan sponsorship, including Senate
Public employers do not have a unilateral right to change the terms of a collective bargaining agreement with their workers merely by citing an economic crisis, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday. Continue Reading….
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE FOR SUMMER 2016 and NEW JERSEY CONGRESSIONAL ENDORSEMENTS On June 30th the New Jersey State Legislature adjourned for the Summer and will not reconvene until after Labor Day (except for special sessions that may be called by the Senate President or Assembly Speaker). This Update focuses on what
MARCH 2016 NJ STATE FOP LEGISLATIVE UPDATE On January 12, 2016 the 2014-2015 New Jersey Legislative Session ended and the new 2016-2017 Legislative Session commenced. During the 2014-2015 Legislative Session the FOP succeeded in having several new laws it initiated and supported signed into law. They are: *** P.L. 2015,
The NJ FOP Legislative corner is compiled by Peter Guzzo PHD. Dr. Guzzo has successfully advocated for the rights and benefits of both law enforcement officers and firefighters, as well as for expanding the rights of injured workers in New Jersey's Workers Compensation Courts. For many years, Dr. Guzzo has also coordinated the work of Consumers for Civil Justice, a coalition of citizen, labor, civil rights, victim rights, environmental and public health organizations committed to promoting and defending the interests of consumers and victims of wrongdoing through fair and equal access to the civil justice system and government.
The NJ FOP legislative corner provides important information encompassing law enforcement, labor, and all other FOP related issues facing the state legislature