Mayor Doesn't Need Council OK For Layoffs: NJ Appeals Court

Law360, New York (March 6, 2013, 9:53 PM EST) -- A New Jersey appellate court on Wednesday ruled that a mayor was not required to obtain approval from his township’s council prior to initiating a layoff plan that affected all municipal employees, reversing a lower court’s decision.

The three-judge appellate panel said a chancery court erred in finding that Joseph Menza, the mayor of Hillside Township, N.J., was not authorized to initiate municipal layoffs in 2010, after he ignored a request from the Hillside Township Council to provide budgetary information to justify the necessity of the...
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