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State of New York vs. COVID-19 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo periodically updates New Yorkers on the state's progress during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The latest reports of the number of new cases, the percentage of tests that were positive and many other relevant data points concerning COVID-19 are available at

N.B. §22 of the New York State's General Construction Law, in pertinent part, provides that “Whenever words of the masculine or feminine gender appear in any law, rule or regulation, unless the sense of the sentence indicates otherwise, they shall be deemed to refer to both male or female persons.” NYPPL applies this protocol to individuals referred to in a decision self-identifying as LGBTQA+.

February 17, 2014

LawBlog Buzz - the five most read employment-related lawblogs during the week ending February 16, 2014 [listed in alphabetical order]

LawBlog Buzz - the five most read employment-related lawblogs during the week ending February 16, 2014 [listed in alphabetical order]
Source: Justia’s survey of 5,656 lawblogs for the week ending February 16, 2014 

Adjunct Law Prof Blog [Feed] Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. By Adjunct Law Professor Mitchell H. Rubinstein. Last Updated: February 15, 2014 - Rank this Week: 190 [Feed] By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more. Last Updated: February 15, 2014 - Rank this Week: 16

New York Public Personnel Law [Feed] Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq. Last Updated: February 15, 2014 - Rank this Week: 92 

Whistleblower Law Blog [Feed] Covers legislation, news and cases for whistleblowers and those who represent them. By The Employment Group. Last Updated: February 12, 2014 - Rank this Week: 161

Workplace Prof Blog [Feed] Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Professors Richard Bales, Jeffrey M. Hirsch and Marcia L. McCormick. Last Updated: February 14, 2014 - Rank this Week: 207 

For additional Law Blogs with a New York State focus, go to: 

Public Personnel Law E-books

The Discipline Book - A concise guide to disciplinary actions involving public employees in New York State set out in a 700 page e-book. For more information click on

A Reasonable Disciplinary Penalty Under the Circumstances - A 442-page e-book focusing 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. Now available in two formats - as a large, paperback print edition and as an e-book. Click on for more information.

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

Disability Leave for fire, police and other public sector personnel - A 1098 page e-book focusing on disability benefits available to public officers and employees employed by New York State and its political subdivisions. For more information click on