Substantial Award of Back Pay, Benefits, and Possible Reinstatement for Firefighter Unlawfully Placed on Unpaid Leave
On June 19, 2015, the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Fourth Department held in a case litigated by Blitman & King LLP that the City of Syracuse unlawfully placed Firefighter John Williams on unpaid, involuntary leave in violation of the New York State Civil Service Law. Firefighter Williams, who was removed from active […]
Court of Appeals orders deference to public employer’s initial determination in section 207-a case | Litigation Law
In a recent opinion, a divided New York Court of Appeals found a Ridge Road Fire District firefighter ineligible for General Municipal Law Section 207-a benefits where the District's initial determination denying benefits was supported by substantial evidence.