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October 23, 2021

 

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Examples of the Types of Issues Considered in the Court Decisions Posted

Is an administrative decision made in the course of an exercise of discretion subject to judicial review?

Applying the McDonnell Douglas burden-shifting inquiry protocols in adjudicating an action brought pursuant to the Americans With Disabilities Act.

Advancing a "whistleblower" defense in a disciplinary action

Determining if a dispute between a public employer and a public employee organization is arbitrable.

Terminating the employee for violating employer's zero-tolerance drug policy.

Judicial review of a board's administrative decision flowing from a tie vote.

Must for-cause termination decisions be based upon a preponderance of the evidence rather than substantial evidence?

Is a teacher's summer pay to be considered in the calculation of retirement benefits?

Does the disability finding of the Social Security Administration preempt a Retirement System's Medical Board's disability determination?

Is the penalty of termination so disproportionate to the offense as to be shocking to one's sense of fairness as the penalty for the employee’s statement about “going postal”?

 

New York Public Personnel Law Handbooks

The Discipline Book - A concise guide to disciplinary actions involving public officers and employees in New York State set out as an e-book. For more about this electronic handbook, click HERE.

A Reasonable Disciplinary Penalty Under the Circumstances - The text of this publication focuses on determining an appropriate disciplinary penalty to be imposed on an employee in the public service in instances where the employee has been found guilty of misconduct or incompetence. For more information click HERE. 

Disability Benefits for fire, police and other public sector personnel - an e-book focusing on retirement for disability under the NYS Employees' Retirement System, the NYS Teachers' Retirement System, General Municipal Law Sections 207-a/207-c and similar statutes providing benefits to employees injured both "on-the-job" and "off-the-job." For more information about this e-book click HERE. 

The Layoff, Preferred List and Reinstatement Manual -This e-book reviews the relevant laws, rules and regulations, and selected court and administrative decisions. Click HERE for more information.

 


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