Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Harvey Randall just updated his wonderful treatise on NYS Public Employee Discipline entitled "A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstances." We reviewed this book before and it just gets better and better. Every lawyer who practices in this area should have a copy of this book on his or her desk.
The publishers description is as follows:
A Reasonable Disciplinary Penalty Under the Circumstances is a 442-page volume focusing on determining an appropriate disciplinary penalty to be imposed on an employee in instances where the employee has been found guilty of misconduct or incompetence. It is available in two formats - as a large, paperback print edition, and as an ebook (PDF).
Offenses considered in the book run from A [Abandoning a post without authorization] to Z [Zero drug tolerance policy violation].
The material in the was developed specifically for use by administrators, union officials, attorneys, arbitrators and others engaged in disciplinary actions involving public officers and employees serving with New York State as the employer and employees of its political subdivisions pursuant to the State's Civil Service Law, its Education Law, contract disciplinary grievance procedures negotiated pursuant to Article 14 of the Civil Service Law [the Taylor Law] and other relevant statutes, rules and regulations.
It is also a valuable resource for those involved in disciplinary actions involving public officers and employees serving with other jurisdictions.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein