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July 4, 2020
July 3, 2020
Audits of New York State Department and Agencies and political subdivisions of the State issued during the week ending July 3, 2020
SCHOOL DISTRICT AUDITS
July 2, 2020
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With respect to the alleged disparate treatment and disability discrimination that was based on the College's purported refusal to provide Plaintiff a reasonable accommodations for her disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act Contrary, the Appellate Division ruled that Supreme Court properly granted that portion of the College's motion with respect to Plaintiff's allegations of disparate treatment and disability discrimination based on the College's purported refusal to provide reasonable accommodations for her disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The Appellate Division explaining that the College had met its initial burden on the motion with respect to those aspects of Plaintiff's causes of action by establishing that an essential function of Plaintiff's job was teaching and that Plaintiff's requested accommodation, -- that she be allowed to work part time without teaching any courses -- was unreasonable.
July 1, 2020
June 30, 2020
Local government personnel are invited to participate in a survey focusing on their post COVID-19 operations
- Participants must work for a local government;
- The survey must be submitted by July 8, 2020;
- Responses are anonymous;
- The results will be analyzed and made available for public distribution; and
- It shouldn’t take more than 10 minutes to complete.
A police officer forfeited his qualified immunity by using excessive force against an individual who posed no threat to the officer or to others
June 29, 2020
Conditioning the disclosure of material sought pursuant to a FOIL request upon the prepayment of costs authorized by statute
June 28, 2020
The Text of Policy Bulletin No. 2020-03 is posted on the Internet at:
* The Executive Order is posted on the Internet at
Links to the most popular NYPPL postings during the week ending June 27, 2020 as reported by Google Statistics.
June 27, 2020
Audits of New York State Department and Agencies and political subdivisions of the State issued during the week ending June 26, 2020
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 http://booklocker.com/books/5215.html
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. For more information click on
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
General Municipal Law §§207-a and 207-c - Disability Leave for fire, police and other public sector personnel - A 1098 page e-book focusing on administering General Municipal Law Sections 207-a/207-c and providing benefits thereunder. For more information click on
SELECTED REFERENCES and BLOGS
- A Handbook addressing disciplining public employees
- A Handbook focusing on imposing reasonable disciplinary penalties
- A Handbook focusing on layoff and reinstatement
- A Handbook on Disability Benefits for public employees
- A sample personnel handbook
- Blogging Civil Rights Law
- Blogging Constitutional Law
- Blogging Disability Law
- Blogging Education Law
- Blogging Human Rights Law
- Blogging Legal Information
- Blogging Military Law
- Blogging public libraries
- Challenging Adverse Personnel Decisions
- COVID-19 - New York State maps and data
- Delaware Employment Law Blog
- Gotham schools newsroom - A NYC school news blog
- New York City ERS blog - by John Murphy
- NY Municipalities - NYMUNIBLOG
- St. Lawrence County Civil Service Web Site
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