Unpaid Overtime: Understanding Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

Unpaid Overtime: Understanding Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

After decades of lobbying and strikes by various labor unions and organizations, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) in 1938 as part of the New Deal, a sweeping piece of legislation aimed at reforming the financial industry and pulling the U.S. out of the Great Depression. Among other labor standards, the FLSA established a 44-hour work week, which was amended to 40 hours two years later.  Under the FLSA, employers were required to pay overtime at a rate…

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Governmental Speech Doctrine

Governmental Speech Doctrine

A Social Media Strategy For Protecting Ourselves From Ourselves. As we municipal government junkies await decisions from the New Jersey Legislature on whether the Open Public Records Act will be amended, and if so how, the deadline for blog articles marches on.  So, let’s use our time together to discuss another issue that many municipalities wrestle with – the Township Facebook Page.  Social media has allowed governmental officials to communicate efficiently and economically with their residents.  No more printing and…

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Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing

Municipalities must understand the recent affordable housing legislation and prepare now for “Fourth Round” compliance. Governor Murphy recently signed into law P.L. 2024, c. 2, which according to the Governor’s press release, “…establishes a new, streamlined framework for determining and enforcing municipalities’ affordable housing obligations under the New Jersey Supreme Court’s Mount Laurel Doctrine and the State’s Fair Housing Act.”  However, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Let me explain. Importantly, the Fair Housing Act now…

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Handling Municipal Budgets in Changing Economic Conditions

By Thomas J. Hastie, Jr. As our calendars turn to April, your municipality has prepared and introduced its 2023 budget and begun the adoption process. During this time, municipal finance officials became adept at using the concept of a penny to help explain the impact of tax increases on property owners and anticipated revenue through the municipality. Simply put, a penny on a dollar is the amount of additional revenue a municipality would realize if it increased its municipal tax…

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Confidentiality Agreement

New Jersey Public Employers & Separation Agreements – Are Confidentiality, Non-Disclosure, and Non-Disparagement Clauses Still Viable?

By Evan Crook, Esq. When considering the separation of an employee, whether by virtue of layoff, discipline or otherwise, an employer’s primary concern is finality. You want the matter to be over. Finality necessarily includes ensuring that the separated employee does not make any statements or take any actions that would adversely affect the employer’s operations, interests and reputation after a separation agreement has been reached. A government employer’s interests in this regard could be said to be even higher,…

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