General Municipal Law Section 207 a & c

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This two-part program is designed for staff, advocates and representatives of municipalities and employee organizations, and attorneys involved in "essential services" where line of duty injuries are certain to occur. The topics have been carefully limited to allow for in-depth analysis and discussion. This webinar features distinguished panelists, experts in the field of labor relations.

A Primer on N.Y.S. GML Sections 207 A & C

  • Outline of the Legal Rights of Firefighters & Police Officers Injured in the Line of Duty
  • Differences in Statutory Rights Accorded Firefighters and Police Officers in NYS
  • Employee Status While on a Section 207 Leave
  • Proving the Cause of Disability under Sections 207 a & c
  • The "Heightened Risk" Standard – Does it exist in NYS?
  • Determining Light Duty Capability
  • The Due Process Protocol under Sections 207 a & c
  • Negotiable Issues under the NYS Taylor Law as They Apply to Sections 207 a & c
  • Outside Employment during a Section 207 a or c Leave
  • Disability Retirement Rights and Applications

Best Practices Under N.Y.S. GML Sections 207 A & C Case Update

  • Review of Seminal NYS Court Cases Affecting Employee Rights under Sections 207 a & c
  • Best Practices Under GML 207 A & C – A Panel Discussion
  • Arbitration of Claims vs. Court Action
  • Light Duty Capability
  • Return to Duty Examinations
  • Conflicting Medical Opinions
  • Disability Retirement – What You Need to Know


Dennis J. Campagna, Esq., Sr. Legal Analyst, Cornell ILR, Labor & Employment Law Program


Mary Louise Conrow, Esq., Coughlin & Gerhart LLP, Binghamton, N.Y.
Lawrence J. Andolina Esq., Trevett, Cristo, Salzer & Andolina, Rochester, N.Y.