New Jersey Pension Reforms Are Constitutional

By Thomas McKinney
Partner

New Jersey’s recently enacted pension reforms are constitutional according to a New Jersey Superior Court judge. The judge ruled that it is constitutional to deny about 800,000 retired public employees pension increases based on the cost of living. The ruling affects all current and future retirees in New Jersey’s pension system, including state workers, judges, police, firefighters and teachers. The pension law signed last June states that current and future retirees will not get any inflation adjustments until the pension fund becomes stable sometime after 2040.

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Tom McKinney is an experienced NJ Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. Tom is admitted to practice in the States of New Jersey and New York, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, District of New Jersey, and United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Prior to forming the firm, Tom practiced at Gibbons P.C. in Newark, NJ. If you have any questions regarding this article, contact Tom here today.
Thomas A. McKinney, Esq.

Thomas A. McKinney, Esq. is an experienced New Jersey Employment Lawyer in all major areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, overtime violations, wage and hour claims, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, LAD, FLSA, and all other employment law claims. If you have questions about this article, contact Thomas today by clicking here.