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Rick Danser to Serve as Panelist for February 10, 2014 NJLERA Event

 On February 10, 2014, Rick Danser will be a panelist in an event presented by the New Jersey Labor Employment Relations Association (NJLERA).  The panel discussion regards the sunsetting of significant public sector labor law reforms- the 4-year healthcare contribution scale, and the 2% cap on police and fire interest arbitration awards.  For more information, visit: http://leranj.ning.com/.

 

James L. Plosia Jr. and Jonathan F. Cohen Publish Article in New Jersey League of Municipalities January 2014 Issue

James L. Plosia Jr. and Jonathan F. Cohen of the firm published an article in the New Jersey League of Municipalities January 2014 issue regarding a landmark case set to be decided by the New Jersey Supreme Court. The case involves whether public sector employers must negotiate the decision to furlough or demote employees with their unions. Mr. Plosia and Mr. Cohen also represent the Borough of Belmar in the case.

 
Ryan Carey Appointed Co-Chair of Employment/Labor Law Practice Committee of the Somerset County Bar Association

 Ryan Carey has been appointed Co-Chair of the Employment/Labor Law Practice Committee of the Somerset County Bar Association for the 2013-2014 term.

 

Jonathan F. Cohen Elected to Serve on NJLERA Board

The firm is proud to announce that Jonathan F. Cohen has been elected to serve on the Board of the New Jersey Labor Employment Relations Association (NJ LERA) for the 2013-2014 year.

 

James L. Plosia Jr. and Jonathan Cohen Represent a School Board in Novel Special Education Matter

In a December 20, 2012 federal court decision, the firm successfully represented a school board in a novel issue concerning special education and charter schools. In L.Y. o/b/o J.Y. v. Bayonne Board of Education, James L. Plosia Jr. and Jonathan Cohen of the firm represented Bayonne Board of Education, which asserted that it could educate the special needs student in the least restrictive environment. Affirming the decision of the Office of Administrative Law, United States District Court Judge Cecchi held that the Board had the right to contest the placement made by a charter school and parents. The decision, while unreported, is likely to have ramifications throughout the State, and may have national implications as well. The case may be found at 2012 WL 6664688 (D.N.J. 2012).

 

Maurice J. Nelligan, Jr. and Jonathan F. Cohen contribute to labor law treatise "Developing Labor Law." 

Firm principal Maurice J. Nelligan, Jr. and associate Jonathan F. Cohen are contributing editors in the recently released Sixth Edition of the labor law treatise, "Developing Labor Law."  Mr. Nelligan and Mr. Cohen have previously collaborated as editors to the 2009-2011 supplements to this treatise, which is considered the definitive guide for attorneys concerning private sector labor law and the National Labor Relations Act.

  

Lisa Barré-Quick participates in NJ ICLE panel seminar on Employment Cases Involving Licensed Professionals.

On May 3, 2012, AMMM principal Lisa Barré-Quick participated in a NJ ICLE panel seminar conducted at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick entitled Handling Employment Cases Involving Licensed Professionals.  The seminar focused on the issues unique to the representation of licensed professionals and their employers.  Ms. Barré-Quick's presentation focused upon strategic considerations in handling cases involving licensed professionals and offered her audience a "top ten" list of areas of concern in the representation of licensed health care providers, attorneys, and financial professionals.  For more information, please contact the firm or New Jersey ICLE.

 

James L. Plosia Jr.  and Jonathan Cohen address the New Jersey State Bar Association 

On May 18, 2012, AMMM principal James L. Plosia Jr. and associate Jonathan F. Cohen addressed the New Jersey State Bar Association as part of the Bar's "workshop seminars". The subject of the School Law workshop upon which Mr. Plosia and Mr. Cohen presented involved the summary and analysis of Paff v. Borough of Chatham.  In that case, the firm successfully represented the Borough in protecting the confidential personnel file of a police officer.  For more information on the presentation, including the materials that were presented at the seminar, you may contact the firm or the New Jersey State Bar Association. 

 

Mark J. Blunda Named to Best Lawyers in America 2012

The firm is proud to announce that Mark J. Blunda has been selected for inclusion in the 2012 edition of Best Lawyers in America in the practice of Labor and Employment Law. This is the fourth consecutive year that Mr. Blunda has been named to Best Lawyers. Selection for listing in Best Lawyers is based upon an annual peer-review survey of more than 3.1 million confidential evaluations of top attorneys in the country, conducted by Woodward/White Publishing, Inc.

 

Mark J. Blunda Listed in Super Lawyers 2012

For the 7th consecutive year, Firm principal Mark J. Blunda has been listed in the New York Area and New Jersey Editions of Super Lawyers Magazine in the field of Employment and Labor Law-Management.