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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
Handbooks focusing on New York State and Municipal Public Personnel Law:
The Discipline Book - A 458 page guide to disciplinary actions involving public officers and employees. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/5215.html
The Layoff, Preferred List and Reinstatement Manual - a 645 page e-book reviewing the relevant laws, rules and regulations, and selected court and administrative decisions. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/books/5216.html
The Disability Benefits E-book: - This 810 page e-book focuses on disability benefits available to officers and employees in public service pursuant to Civil Service Law §§71, 72 and 73, General Municipal Law §207-a and §207-c, the Retirement and Social Security Law, the Workers’ Compensation Law, and similar provisions of law. For more information click on: http://section207.blogspot.com/A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstances - a 618-page volume focusing on New York State court and administrative decisions addressing an appropriate disciplinary penalty to be imposed on an employee in the public service found guilty of misconduct or incompetence. For more information click on http://booklocker.com/7401.html
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