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February 4, 2014

Re: Public Employment Conference

Dear Mayor,

The League would like you to be aware of the New Jersey Public Employment Conference which will take place on April 25th. This is an important conference and will provide local government officials and counsel with an understanding of the newest developments in the New Jersey public employment field.

Please see the details below for more information on the conference and on registration.

This Conference is being organized by the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel Jr.
Executive Director

New Jersey Public Employment Conference
Friday, April 25, 2014   8:45-Noon
Hilton Hotel, East Brunswick, New Jersey
Sponsored by:

• NJICLE • The Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations (SMLR) • Labor and Employment Law Section, NJ State Bar Association • The New Jersey State AFL-CIO • NJ League of Municipalities • New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) • New Jersey Association of Counties • New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association • Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) • New Jersey School Boards Association • The Fireman's Mutual Benevolent Association • International Fire Fighters Association

Why You Should Attend:

New Jersey’s Public Employment Relations Commission (PERC) handles labor relations involving public employers, public employees and public employee unions. Matters covered include representation issues, negotiations, unfair practices, mediation, fact finding and arbitration.  This annual conference covers the year’s developments in the public employment sector. Hear updates on collective negotiations, concession bargaining, furloughs and more. Also, gain insight on recently enacted amendments and what to expect in 2014. Whether you represent unions or public employers, join your colleagues at this must attend program.

Program Agenda

8:45   Introduction and Welcome 
9:00   PERC Case Law Update      
9:45   What has Become of Public Sector Bargaining in New Jersey? 
11:00 Break 
11:15 Should all Discipline be Arbitrated? The experience of teachers, police and state workers
12:30 Luncheon     
1:30   Arbitrator Panel: How Would the Arbitrator Decide?     
2:30   Break 
2:45   Developments in Employment Law         
3:45   Q & A 
4:00   Adjourn        

You can register online at



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