Civil Service Law and General Municipal Law in New York

At Greenberg Burzichelli Greenberg P.C., our attorneys have more than 50 combined years of experience advising and representing employees and labor unions in a wide range of disputes. Many situations can ultimately be traced back to specific sections of New York State Civil Service Law and General Municipal Law.

Civil Service Law

Sections 71, 72 and 73 of New York State Civil Service Law all deal with aspects of employee incompetence. If an employer believes a worker is incapable — either mentally or physically — of performing his or her job responsibilities, these rules come into play. If an employee is out on disability for more than one year, the employer can work to get that individual separated from the company.

Section 75 of New York State Civil Service Law describes disciplinary procedures and ensures employees’ protection from retaliation in certain circumstances. Our attorneys can go into greater detail during a consultation regarding your situation.

General Municipal Law

General Municipal Law sections 207-a and 207-c describe benefits available to firefighters and law enforcement personnel, respectively. If you get injured on the job, your employer must cover the medical expenses associated and must continue paying you while you are out sick with that injury. Many times, there is a dispute over whether that injury or illness happened during the course of the employee’s duties.

There are also often disputes as to when a worker may return to work and in what capacity – full duty or in a restricted capacity. There is a large gray area, and it is wise to consult with our attorneys to answer any questions. Additionally, these provisions govern the recurrence of an injury or illness and the options available to challenge a return to work order.

If you have questions regarding labor and employment law lawyer, contact the offices of Greenberg Burzichelli Greenberg P.C. to schedule a consultation.