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Public Sector

The attorneys at Plosia Cohen have a wealth of experience handling public sector labor matters, including representing management during labor arbitrations, interest arbitrations, collective negotiations, and proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Commission, Civil Service Commission, and Office of Administrative Law.  

Plosia Cohen LLC provides quality, cost-effective, and pragmatic legal advice to government leaders and executives.  The attorneys at Plosia Cohen LLC have significant experience dealing with New Jersey’s most powerful public employee unions and are well versed in police Internal Affairs and disciplinary issues.  James L. Plosia Jr. and Jonathan F. Cohen were the attorneys for the Borough of Belmar in the reported New Jersey Supreme Court decision Borough of Keyport, 222 N.J. 314 (2015), which was a major victory for public employers’ right to institute temporary layoff actions (e.g. furloughs) and demotions without having to first obtain agreement from affected unions.


In addition to its representation of school boards, and being assigned cases through insurance fund panels, the firm has been retained to provide labor relations counseling to governmental entities throughout the State of New Jersey.

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