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Friday, April 02, 2010
The 2010 edition of The Discipline Book, incorporating summaries of relevant decisions issued through December 31, 2009, is now available
The Discipline Book is a 1,000+ page electronic handbook for administrators, union officials and attorneys involved in disciplinary actions taken against public officers and employees employed by New York State and its political subdivisions under the State's Civil Service Law, the Education Law and disciplinary grievance procedures negotiated pursuant to the Taylor Law.
Reviewing The Discipline Book, Mitchell H. Rubinstein, Adjunct Professor of Law, St. John's University, said:
"... The Discipline Book remains the best comprehensive authority in New York public sector labor and employment law. It extensively discusses, like no other work, such diverse topics as due process, employee discipline, Education Law 3020-a hearings, Civil Service Section 75 hearings, the appellate process, First Amendment issues, defamation, evidence, drug testing, provisional and probationary appointments as well as the Taylor Law. As an added bonus, a separate section of the book contains case summaries of leading cases together with links to the decision on the internet.
"What makes this book, which is actually a legal treatise, so outstanding is that it is practice orientated. It does not appear to be designed to be read from cover to cover, though many may do so. Rather, it is a legal research tool. The book is arranged by legal issue so that readers can more easily find a solution to a problem."
To order your copy of the 2010 edition of The Discipline Book, please go to: http://thedisciplinebook.blogspot.com/2009/03/discipline-book.html
The Layoff, Preferred List and Reinstatement Manual - a 435 page handbook reviewing the relevant laws, rules and regulations, and selected court and administrative decisions. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/5216.html
A Reasonable Disciplinary Penalty Under the Circumstances - A 600+ page guide to penalties imposed on public employees in New York State found guilty of selected acts of misconduct. For more information, click on http://booklocker.com/books/7401.html
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