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Stroock Reports: Public Employee Law

The Summer 2012 issue of Stroock Reports – Public Employee Law highlights recent court cases and developments of interest to our public sector union clients, government relations clients and other friends of the firm.

The cover story - "Triborough and Interest Arbitration: A Balanced Approach to Collective Negotiations," provides a critical and historical perspective on the delicate balance struck by the Triborough amendments to the Taylor Law and the potential consequences of current attempts to displace that balance. This issue also addresses public employee privacy rights, discussing the impact of the Supreme Court's decision in U.S. v. Jones, as well as recent State-level developments in privacy protections for public employees. Finally, we look at the changing landscape of "no-layoff" clauses in the wake of the New York Court of Appeals' controversial decision in Johnson City Professional Firefighters Local 921 v. Village of Johnson City.

The Co-editors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Beth A. Norton, Kerry T. Cooperman, Lee M. Leviter and Jason S. Vinokur, associates in Stroock's Litigation and Government Relations Practice Groups, whose contributions to researching and writing the articles in this issue were invaluable.

The five articles in this issue are: 

 "Triborough and Interest Arbitration: A Balanced Approach to Collective Negotiations";

 "Protecting Privacy in the Technology Age: The Scope of  GPS Tracking of Public Sector Employees in the Wake of U.S. v. Jones";

 "A Hopeful Outlook on Privacy Rights for Public Sector Employees";

 "State Court Appellate Division: Health and Hospital Employees Have No Standing to Sue under Health and Safety Regulations"; and

 "Negotiating 'No-Layoff' Clauses in the Aftermath of Johnson City Professional Firefighters Local 921 v. Village of Johnson City"

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