Cornell University

Labor and Employment Law Program

16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor, 212-340-2866

Best Practices under G.M.L. 207-a & 207-c

April 27, 2012, Albany, NY

When:  Friday, April 27, 2012

Where:  Desmond Hotel & Conference Center - Albany, NY

Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 Noon

Cost: $150 per person; 10% discount is available to groups of 3 or more registering from the same organization.

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Dennis J. Campagna, Esq. – Arbitrator/Mediator, ILR Labor & Employment Law Program


Marilyn D. Berson, Esq. – NYS Union of Police Associations, Newburgh, N.Y.
John F. Black, Esq. – Hinman Straub, Albany, N.Y.
Mary Lou Conrow, Esq. – Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, Binghamton, N.Y.
Terry O’Neil, Esq. – Bond Schoeneck & King, LLP, New York, N.Y.


8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction
Dennis J. Campagna, Esq. – Arbitrator/Mediator –ILR Labor & Employment Law Program

8:45 a.m. Statutory Overview of GML 207-a & c and Case Update
In the Matter of Ridge Road Fire District, Appellant, v. Michael P. Schiano, as Hearing Officer Designated Pursuant to a Collective Bargaining Agreement between Ridge Road Fire District and Ridge Road Professional Firefighters Association IAFF, Local 3794, International Association of Firefighters, AFL-CIO, et al., Respondents. (2011 NY Slip Op 2720; 16 N.Y.3d 494; 947 N.E.2d 140; 922 N.Y.S.2d 249; 2011 N.Y. LEXIS 558, April 5, 2011, Decided)

9:35 a.m. Injury Incurred in “Performance of Duty” – Requirements & Expectations

10:40 a.m. Best Practices Under GML 207-a & c – Panel Discussion

• Arbitration of Claims vs. Court Action
• Preparing for a Section 207 Hearing
• Light Duty Capability
• Return to Duty Examination
• Conflicting Medical Opinions
• Disability Requirement – What you need to know.

11:45 a.m. Questions & Answers

12:00 Noon Conclusion & Evaluation

3.0 NYS CLE Credits (Professional Practice) are available for this program.