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I.    State Policy Issues
II.   Federal Policy Issues
III. 2017 League Salary Survey
IV. Also of Interest

Recent Appellate Ruling on Rice Notices
We would like to bring to your attention a recent Appellate Division ruling (Kean Federation of Teachers v. Morell, Kean University’s Board of Trustees)  that employees and prospective employees are entitled to receive a “Rice Notice” when a matter involving their employment is placed on the board’s agenda.

League Fights New Municipal Public Defender Mandate
We have learned that New Jersey municipalities are being asked, for the first time and in contravention of long established practice, to provide representation for certain defendants in Superior Court. This appears to be a collateral, unintended issue related to bail reform.

Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition
Once again, the League of Municipalities is proud to announce the Louis Bay 2nd Future Municipal Leaders Scholarship Competition for high school juniors and seniors planning to continue their education after high school. 

Newspaper Legal Advertising Cost Survey Sample Generated by the League of Municipalities
As public discourse continues over pending legislation that could impact municipal requirements to use printed legal advertising notices, we want to clarify public misrepresentations of survey sample data that was collected by the League, while at the same time attributing that data to the League.

Supreme Court Issues Gap Ruling
The New Jersey Supreme Court has issued its decision on the gap issue. See In Re Declaratory Judgement Actions filed by Various Municipalities, County of Ocean, Pursuant to the Supreme Court’s Decision in In Re Adoption of N.J.A.C. 5:96, 221 N.J. 1 (2015).

Calendar Year Budget Matters
I. CY 2017 Budget Deadlines
II. FY 2018 State Aid
III. Local Examination
IV. Health Insurance Contribution and Waiver Accounting
V. Transitional Aid Application Process

Daily Update
I. Education Opportunities for Newly Elected Officials
II. December Grant Page Posted

Federal Court Injunction Blocks US Department of Labor Overtime Rule
As we previously advised, in May, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced a publication of the final rule updating overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

Conversations on race relations, justice, policing and equality
The National League of Cities (NLC), the League’s national affiliate, is working with the White House and the U.S. Conference of Mayors to encourage local officials to convene 100 community conversations on race relations, justice, policing and equality.

Receive the Recognition Your Town Deserves!
I’d like to extend a personal invitation for you to submit an article to the League magazine, NJ Municipalities sometime this year. With a circulation of 7,558 and a much larger pass along readership, the magazine provides a unique opportunity to bring attention to your community.

NJLM Classified Ads Section
Need to fill an open position? Looking to place an ad for equipment for sale? The New Jersey League of Municipalities website offers a Classified Ads section.

 


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