Wednesday, January 30, 2019
8:00 - 10:30 a.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel

William J. Palatucci, Esq.
Special Counsel, Corporate
Gibbons P.C.
Jason J. Redd, Esq.
Director, Government & 
Regulatory Affairs,  Gibbons P.C. 

In the aftermath of the 2018 midterm elections, the Democratic Party won the majority in the House of Representatives and will have a preponderance of voting influence in selecting the next Speaker of the House. In the Senate, the Republican Party increased its majority, giving the United States a split Congress for the first time since 2014. Please join experts from Gibbons P.C. to discuss the implications of the new Congressional makeup, including the hot-button issues that may result in gridlock and those areas where Congress may find common ground in today's political landscape.

Legislative Reception
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford

The Future of Camden
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
7:45 - 11:00 a.m.
Adventure Aquarium, Camden
Congressional Action Committee featuring Congressman Donald Norcross
Monday, February 11, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Woodcrest Country Club, Cherry Hill

HR Boot Camp
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
8:00 a.m.  - 12:00 p.m.
The Westin Mount Laurel, Mt. Laurel

State Affairs Committee featuring
Senator Fred Madden, Jr.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Adelphia Restaurant, Deptford
VIP Reception at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce "Walk to Washington" & Congressional Dinner
Thursday, February 28, 2019
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 
Washington DC

Another Hoop to Jump Through When Drafting Arbitration Agreements in New Jersey

Associate,  Archer Greiner, P.C.
Adding yet another hurdle that parties in New Jersey must overcome to ensure New Jersey courts enforce their arbitration agreements, the New Jersey Appellate Division invalidated an otherwise binding arbitration clause because it did not specify which company (or "process") would conduct the arbitration. Flanzman v. Jenny Craig, Inc., ___ N.J. Super. ___ (2018) (slip op. at 1). Because an arbitral forum (such as the American Arbitration Association) or some other method to select the arbitration setting was not detailed in the arbitration clause, the Flanzman court held that the parties did not have a "meeting of the minds."

The relevant portion of the arbitration clause stated:


Arbitration Agreement


Any and all claims or controversies arising out of or relating to [plaintiff's] employment, the termination thereof, or otherwise arising between [plaintiff] and [defendant] shall, in lieu of a jury or other civil trial, be settled by final and binding arbitration. This agreement to arbitrate includes all claims whether arising in tort or contract and whether arising under statute or common law including, but not limited to, any claim of breach of contract, discrimination or harassment of any kind.


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Governor Murphy Delivers State of the State Address
On Wednesday, January 16, Governor Phil Murphy delivered the  State of the State Address , which detailed the Administration's  policy accomplishments from the first term , as well as outlined his major priorities for the year ahead.  Read more >>

Details on $15 Minimum Wage Agreement Released
On Friday, January 18, after months of deliberation between the Executive and Legislative branches, Governor Phil Murphy and Legislative Leaders announced they had reached a compromise on a $15 minimum wage measure.  Read more >>
The CCSNJ remains strongly opposed to this measure and will be testifying at all upcoming legislative hearings. Please send any questions or comments you have on how a $15 minimum wage will impact your business to Christina M. Renna, Senior Vice President, at Your insights will assist in strengthening our testimony before the Legislature and in conversations with legislators over the course of the next several weeks.

$15 Minimum Wage Legislation to be Heard in the Assembly Labor Committee Thursday
On Thursday, January 24, the Assembly Labor committee will consider
A-15 (Coughlin), which would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over a five-year period for most businesses reaching $15 per hour in 2024. The $15 per hour rate represents a nearly 60 percent increase over the current minimum wage rate of $8.85Read more >>



January 24
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
February 7
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
February 14
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Rich St. Maur
Managing Partner
Coordinated Project Solutions LLC
Become a "Center of Influence"
As Ambassadors of CCSNJ, we strive to make connections for our members. Many times this leads to building long term relationships that result in benefits for everyone involved.

With over 150 events each year, there is a wealth of opportunity to meet with other professional networkers, "who get it". When someone makes an introduction for me that results in gaining a new client for CPS, I don't rest until I have returned the favor...that's just human nature! So, look first to make connections for others. It will come back to you many times over. Those who practice this method of becoming their own center of influence, will often times find themselves invited to join our elite Ambassador Committee!

If you have a question after business hours, my cell is on 24/7. Feel free to call me, Rich St.Maur, at 609-230-7800.

We offer 186 guest rooms including 2 suites, 5,000 sq./ft. of flexible meeting space, and our full service BBQ restaurant and Bar, Red Hot & Blue. 

CCSNJ Members will receive a 10% discount on accommodations (some exceptions apply).

CCSNJ Member Discount 
Rate Code: ILIZP 
Corp ID: 100198555
Senate President Sweeney Town Hall on Path to Progress Recommendations
On January 9, Senate President Steve Sweeney announced his first  Path to Progress Town Hall , which will take place on Thursday, January 24, 6:30 p.m. at  Rowan College Gloucester County  .

Last year, the Senate President created the  Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup, which was comprised of legislators and economic advisors to discuss the New Jersey's pending fiscal crisis. The Workgroup issued numerous recommendations in the  Path to Progress Report, which were broken into five subcategories. Each can be found in more detail below:
The Town Hall slated for January 24 is the public's first chance to speak directly to the Senate President about the   Path to Progress Report and its recommendations, as well as ask him any questions you may have about New Jersey's fiscal problems.

The CCSNJ encourages all members to attend the Town Hall! To view additional details and register,  click here.

To view the Path to Progress Report in its entirety,  click here.

The N he Delaware River Port Authority is planning an ambitious project to site new solar panels on their bridges and stations| for a greener future
The future of solar power is looking brighter - with DRPA the latest local agency to seek out a new solar power deal. Pictured, a solar panel field near Bavaria, Germany. (Wikimedia Commons)

The City of Philadelphia and SEPTA recently announced moves toward getting more electricity from green (solar or wind) sources, and now, the South Jersey-based Delaware River Port Authority (DRPA) has revealed similar, even grander plans.

DRPA's board in November 2018 approved plans to source more than 50 percent of the electricity they use and to power PATCO trains from South Jersey to Philly using solar power.

United Regains Its Rank as the World's No. 2 Airline
The airline world has a new No. 2 after United Continental Holdings Inc.'s aggressive domestic expansion pushed the carrier ahead of Delta Air Lines Inc. in terms of passenger traffic.

Early last year, United embarked on an effort to regain market share at its three mid-continent hubs in Chicago, Houston and Denver. Under a three-year push, United is targeting capacity increases of as much as 6 percent annually as it seeks to increase flight connections -- and profits -- at its busiest airports.

United last year recorded 230.2 billion revenue passenger miles, an industry yardstick of traffic that multiplies the number of passengers by the distance flown, the company said Wednesday in a statement . Delta had 225.2 billion, according to a report last week. Delta took over the No. 2 spot in 2015 as Chicago-based United retrenched.

Teach For America Invites You to New Jersey's 4th Annual Forecast
On February 6, 2019 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at The Grand Summit Hotel in Summit NJ, an elite group of investment managers take on today's macro-economic, political and investing landscape. This is the forecast you don't want to miss!

All proceeds benefit Teach For America - New Jersey. For questions, contact

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