NJLERA

The New Jersey Chapter of the Labor Employment Relations Association

Contact Info:

njlera@gmail.com

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Officers

President *

John Vreeland, Esq., Genova Burns LLC

Vice President

James Kinney, FMCS

Treasurer

Paul Montalbano, Esq., Cohen Leder Montalbano & Connaughton, LLC

Secretary

Jonathan Cohen, Esq., Plosia Cohen LLC

Board Members

Lucille Alfano, Arbitrator

Lisa Charles, Arbitrator/Mediator

James Cooney, Arbitrator

Zella Felzenberg, Director of UniServ, NJEA

Susan Pfeiff, American Arbitration Association

Erica Tener, Arbitrator/Mediator

Patrick Westerkamp, Esq., Arbitrator

National LERA Liaison

William Dwyer, PSEG

 

NJ LERA Past Presidents

 

About Us...

The New Jersey Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA) is a unique organization of professionals from New Jersey and contiguous states who are interested in labor & employment relations and human resource management. The chapter includes members from the management, labor, neutral (including arbitrators and mediators), government, and academic fields.

The New Jersey Chapter holds six dinner meetings a year where members listen to distinguished speakers and share their knowledge and experience. The New Jersey Chapter is affiliated with the Labor and Employment Relations Association (formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association), which sponsors national meetings for practitioners and academics and publishes books, conference proceedings, and periodicals that are designed for a wide audience.

NEXT MEETING: Monday, May 2, 2016

Topic       OVERTIMETO PAY OR NOT TO PAY - THAT IS THE QUESTION

                           RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN WAGE AND HOUR LAW

While wage and hour law is always a hot topic among labor relations attorneys, advocates and neutrals, a slew of recent developments has brought wage and hour issues to the forefront of the labor law landscape.  In particular, the United States Department of Labor is on the precipice of enacting proposed regulations which would overhaul the white collar exemption regime which dictates who is entitled to and exempt from federal overtime requirements.  These proposed regulations come on the heels of regulatory reform which eliminated the “Companionship Services” exemption, resulting in new overtime obligations for third party employers of domestic caregivers.   In addition to these regulatory reforms, important case law has been issued over the past year which defines who is an employee (eligible for overtime) versus an independent contractor, class certification in wage and hour cases, and other issues.  All of the above topics and more wage and hour developments will be addressed by a tri-partite panel of seasoned wage and hour law professionals who will represent the perspectives of employers, employees/unions and government, respectively.

Our presenters:     

         Peter Matonis, New Jersey Dept. of Labor

         Joseph Maddaloni, Jr., Esq.

         Melissa Lardo Stewart, Esq.

 

Date:              May 2, 2016

Schedule:    

6:00pm – Informal Reception

6:30pm – Dinner

7:00pm – Presentation (Adjourn 8:30pm)

Site:                Il Castello, 81 Main St., Woodbridge, NJ

Cost:              (For payments in advance)                                                 

$50.00* – Chapter Members      $60.00* – Non-Members

$32.50* – Student

*Walk-ins $5.00 extra

NJ CLE Credits:  1.6 (Application pending for New Jersey Attorneys)

 

Registration:

Click link and follow instructions: May 2, 2016 Meeting Registration

Send your check to the order of LERA, NJ Chapter to:

Paul A. Montalbano, Esq.

Cohen, Leder, Montalbano & Grossman, LLC

1700 Galloping Hill Road

Kenilworth, NJ 07033

 

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ANNUAL 2015-2016 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP ($50.00)

On-Line Link → Annual Membership Registration Form (2015-16)

Payments can be made by mailing a check or using your credit card (via Pay Pal) Instructions are on the registration form.

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Blog Posts

Meeting Materials from November 9, 2015

Posted by Jonathan F. Cohen on November 16, 2015 at 10:18am

HELPFUL LINKS

Posted by NJLERA WEBMASTER on October 7, 2015 at 10:25am

UPCOMING MEETING DATES

Posted by NJLERA WEBMASTER on October 7, 2015 at 9:59am

3-2-15 Presentation: FMLA, NJFLA & ADA

Posted by NJLERA WEBMASTER on October 7, 2015 at 9:28am

Contract Negotiations Post Penn Plaza - RECAP

Posted by Erica Tener on January 11, 2013 at 12:00pm

The Modern Indentured Servants

Posted by David L. Finegold on June 22, 2011 at 11:18am

Healthcare Reform That’s Proven To Work

Posted by David L. Finegold on June 14, 2011 at 8:29am

May 9, 2011 Meeting

Posted by Erica Tener on May 17, 2011 at 4:30pm

Forum

May 4, 2015 Meeting - Athletes as Employees?

I am an NJLERA Board member and am in receipt of Pat Westerkamp's notice regarding the May 4, 2015 Board Meeting. As it happens, I am also involved in planning the event.While Pat mentions the…Continue

Started by Jonathan F. Cohen Apr 27, 2015.

The Life and Death of Delaware’s Arbitration Experiment

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Started by Erica Tener Sep 1, 2012.

China

I'm sorry to miss the May meeting, but I'll be teaching US Labor Relations at Jinan University in Guangzhou (southern city) to Chinese students who speak English.I hope you have a wonderful…Continue

Started by Joseph A Harris May 11, 2012.

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Started by Erica Tener Oct 1, 2011.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

RUTGERS UNIVERSITY LABOR MANAGEMENT (2016) PARTNERSHIP CONFERENCE

(May 13, 2016)

Brochure

Conference Description

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FMCS 37th (2016) ANNUAL ARBITRATION SYMPOSIUM

(May 5-6, 2016)

Note: The Private Sector Advocacy Training is SOLD OUT.

May 2016 Arbitration Symposium Brochure

Clicking on the link below will take you to the registration form on which you can register using a credit card.

REGISTRATION FOR FMCS ARBITRATION SYMPOSIUM

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2016 NJ LERA

MEETING DATES

  • May 2, 2016

 

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