November 15, 2018

BOARD VACANCY

The Office of Administrative Law (OAL) found and the Commissioner of Education agreed that the Board of Education of the Twp. Of Monroe did not act in an arbitrary and capricious manner when it appointed Mr. Anthony Ayers to fill a Board...

November 15, 2018

On August 28, 2018, the Appellate Division affirmed a Public Employment Relations Commission (“PERC”) decision holding that setting a school calendar, for both students and teachers, is a non-negotiable managerial prerogative. West Morris Regional Hi...

III. NEW JERSEY SUPERIOR COURT APPELLATE DIVISION

Attorney's Fees

In a settled NJLAD and NJ Civil Rights Act complaint, the Appellate Division reduced attorney’s contingent fee award from 45% to the 25% mandated by R. 1:21—where the contingency fee mat...

The United States Supreme Court (Supreme Court) issued several decisions during the 2017-2018 term that impact K-12 education.  On June 27, 2018, the Supreme Court held in Janus v. AFSCME, that unions cannot force non-members to pay agency fees.  The...

August 15, 2018

I. THIRD CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS


Corporal Punishment

Third Circuit upheld summary judgment in favor of school district where parents asserted that teacher deprived student of due process when she allegedly engaged in excessive force to ensure that he...

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