NJCJI President and Chief Counsel Alida Kass penned an Op-Ed [...]
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for March 10-16.
On March 13, Gov. Murphy delivered first budget address to a joint session of the legislature, giving the state its first good idea of his priorities now that he is in office. From now until July 1, the legislature will be focused on passing a budget built on the foundation Murphy laid.
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for March 3-9.
Gov. Phil Murphy has issued an executive order creating a new Jobs and Economic Opportunity Council tasked with providing the Governor actionable advice on how to improve the state’s economy and create more jobs. We are encouraging the Council to include legal reform in its recommendations since our state’s current legal climate is hindering economic growth.
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for February 24-March 2.
Gov. Murphy ran on a progressive, social-justice-orientated agenda, but as is the trend right now, offered few details on specific policy proposals. Until we hear Murphy’s budget address, and see his proposed budget, much of his agenda remains a mystery. However, we are getting some clues about what his legal policy plans are based on the Law & Justice report from his transition committee.
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for January 13-19.
Both equal pay and wage theft are hot topics in the new legislation session and top priorities of Gov. Murphy’s administration, and we are pleased to see initial efforts being framed in a thoughtful way that advances core objectives without generating unnecessary litigation.
On Tuesday, January 9th, the 218th Legislative Session was opened for the transaction of business. Next Tuesday, the 16th, Gov.-elect Phil Murphy and Lt. Gov.-elect Shelia Oliver will be sworn in. The following is a snapshot of what we know about the changes that come along with a new session and executive.