Jerome Lefkowitz, Esq.
Chairperson, Public Employment Relations Board
Willam A. Herbert, Esq.
Distinguished Lecturer, Hunter College, City University of New York
Martin Minkowitz, Esq
Of Counsel, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, NY, NY
Labor and Workers’ Compensation Law is written as a guide to attorneys on the basics of this area of practice.
Part One covers the protective legislation that deals with regulation of wages and hours of work and industrial health and safety; labor relations law, including union/management relationships and collective bargaining; and employment law statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age and disabilities. Also covered are topics such as unemployment insurance, protections of employees against their unions under the Landrum-Griffin Act and the doctrine of the duty of fair representation, and the constitutional rights of public sector employees under the First and Fourth Amendments.
Part Two focuses on the essential questions related to workers’ compensation law in New York State, including who is covered, the exclusive remedy doctrine and the waiver of benefits. This part also discusses the difference between workers’ compensation and disability benefits, and the areas of administrative hearings and appeals.
This practice guide is current through the 2013 New York State legislative session.
Labor relations law
Union obligations to employees
Workers’ compensation law.
Table of Contents and Author Bios