NELA-NJ News

The attorney members of NELA-NJ represent plaintiffs in employment cases and help enact important legislation to protect employees throughout New Jersey. Read about some of the cases and lawyers who are making news in our state.

  • In early December 2014, the Supreme Court of New Jersey will hold oral argument in Lippman v. Ethicon, 432 N.J. Super. 378 (App. Div. 2013) , which addresses the purported job duties exception to the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”) — our State’s whistleblower law.  NELA-NJ, along with twenty-six other organizations, submitted an amicus brief in this important case and NELA-NJ was granted permission to participate in the oral argument on behalf of our amici.  Andrew Dwyer will argue on behalf of NELA-NJ. View the Supreme Court oral argument.

  • On October 29, 2014, Members Alan Schorr and Andrew Moskowitz were quoted in a New Jersey Law Journal article concerning expanding New Jersey’s whistleblower law, the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (“CEPA”), to include protections for whistleblowers who disclose the waste of public funds, abuse of power or mismanagement.

  • On August 15, 2014, the Appellate Division reversed a trial judge’s ruling in Del Vecchio v. Township of Bridgewater and remanded the matter for a new trial where the lower court erroneously restricted the testimony of plaintiff’s treating physicians. Not only was this matter handled by a NELA-NJ attorney, but NELA-NJ’s Amicus Committee also also entered an appearance on behalf of the plaintiff.
  • On March 12, 2013, President Claudia Reis was interviewed by the news department of WBGO (88.3 FM) concerning Governor Christie’s proposed regulations to the unemployment compensation program that, if passed, will require claimants to search for job openings on a state run on-line jobs board called Jobs4Jersey
  • On February 25, 2013, the New Jersey Law Journal published an article submitted by President Claudia Reis on behalf of NELA-NJ entitled “CEPA’s Phantom Exception, Why Whistling While You Work Is Protected
  • On February 21, 2013, NELA-NJ endorsed Nancy Erika Smith for Second Vice President of the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • On January 29, 2013, Secretary and Program Committee Co-Chair Hanan Isaacs, testified before the Department of Labor concerning pending unemployment regulations that require revision
  • On September 20, 2012, Claudia Reis testified before the Senate Labor Committee in support of a law that would prohibit employers from requiring employees to disclose their social networking user names or passwords. Excerpts of her testimony were quoted in various periodicals (see link below):September 20, 2012, NJ BIZ, Facebook bill advances without employer-backed amendment
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