NJ Public Workers Lose Appeal Of Pension, Benefit Reforms

Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 8:44 PM EST) -- A New Jersey appellate panel on Friday rejected an appeal from a coalition of state worker unions, affirming a lower court’s ruling upholding legislative reforms requiring higher pension contributions from workers after ruling the unions failed to demonstrate the new requirements are unconstitutional.

In a published opinion, a three-judge panel on the Superior Court of New Jersey’s Appellate Division ruled against a coalition of state employee unions representing police officers, firefighters and teachers who filed suit against the State of New Jersey, Gov. Chris Christie and...
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