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Our Labor and Employment attorneys have been representing Public Authorities, Counties, Cities, School Districts, Towns, Villages, and other municipalities in every capacity involving labor and employment law issues, including collective bargaining negotiations, contract administration, and grievance arbitration. We regularly represent public employers in collective bargaining negotiations, often serving as chief negotiator. We have considerable experience and familiarity in representing employers in any proceeding before the Public Employment Relations Board, mediation and fact-finding proceedings. Mr. Beiter also represents employers in disciplinary proceedings (Successfully represented the Erie County Water Authority in sustaining the discharge of an employee under section 75 of the Civil Service Law, despite a hearing officer’s recommendation that the employee receive a reprimand. Matter of Kocur v. Erie County Water Authority, 9 A.D. 3d 910 (4th Dept. 2004)( Representing the City of Buffalo in a proceeding under the Civil Service Law to remove its Human Resources Commissioner) (Tempestuous Thomas hearing concludes - City Hall - The Buffalo News) ) and contract dispute arbitrations Our attorneys have particular experience in representing employers in compulsory interest arbitration proceedings involving police and fire departments. County of Erie and the Erie County Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association

  • County of Erie and the Erie County Sheriff’s Police Benevolent Association
  • City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Professional Firefighters Association
  • City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association
  • City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Professional Firefighters Association
  • City of Buffalo and the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association 

Our attorneys have had occasion to represent public sector employers in various matters in Court, including appeals of PERB decisions (In the matter of County of Erie and the Erie County Sheriff v. the New York Public Employment Relations Board, 12 N.Y. 3d 72 (2009) successfully represented the County and the Sheriff in obtaining a reversal of a Fourth department and PERB ruling that the County violated the Taylor Law when it refused to bargain over the transfer and housing of prisoners.), Petitions to Stay Arbitration, Petitions to vacate arbitration, and litigation regarding the wage freeze ordered by the Buffalo Fiscal Stability Authority. (Successfully represented the City in wage freeze litigation in Foley v. Masiello,38 A.D.3d 1201 (4th Dept 2007) and in Meegan v. Masiello, 21 A.D.3d 1266 (4th Dept 2005).

We have also represented public employers in discrimination claims in Federal Court, State Court, the State Division of Human Rights, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.