NJ Appeals Court Shrinks Pension Window For Cops Who Quit

Law360, New York (May 2, 2013, 6:41 PM ET) -- A New Jersey appellate court ruled Wednesday that police and firefighters who leave the state's police and firefighters' pension fund receive a five-year reinstatement period if they are fired or laid off, but have two years if they voluntarily resign due to disability.

The reinstatement periods essentially allow police and firefighters who leave their jobs to pick up where they left off in terms of accruing pension benefits if they return to public service within certain periods of time.

In a case of first impression, the...
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