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Unsatisfactory rating voided because employee's "performance review," failed to comply with the employer's own procedures and thus undermined the integrity of the process

Unsatisfactory rating voided because employee's "performance review," failed to comply with the employer's own procedures and thus undermined the integrity of the process Joyce v City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op 03433, Appellate Division, First DepartmentThe Appellate Division … Continue reading

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Unsatisfactory rating voided because employee's "performance review," failed to comply with the employer's own procedures and thus undermined the integrity of the process Joyce v City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op 03433, Appellate Division, First Department The Appellate Division annulled the determination of respondent New York City Department of Education [DOE] sustaining the "unsatisfactory" rating for the 2010-2011 academic year give to John Joyce, a tenured teacher. The court said that the record demonstrates "deficiencies in the performance review process" that resulted in Mr. Joyce being given an unsatisfactory rating for the 2010-2011 academic year. Citing Matter of Gumbs v Board of Educ. of the City Sch. Dist. of the City of N.Y., 125 AD3d 484, and Matter of Richards v Board of Educ. of the City Sch. Dist. of the City of N.Y., 117 AD3d 605, the Appellate Division noted that these deficiencies "were not merely technical, but undermined the integrity and fairness of the process." Mr. Joyce had received a satisfactory rating for the previous academic year and, in contravention of its own procedures, DOE failed to place him on notice that he was in danger of receiving an unsatisfactory rating for the 2010-2011 academic year until after April 28, 2011. Although DOE's procedures required that tenured teachers in danger of receiving an unsatisfactory rating have "formal observations including a pre-observation and post-observation conference by the principal … as part of a prescriptive plan to improve their teaching," Mr. Joyce received only one formal observation which took place one week before the end of the academic year and was not part of a prescriptive plan to improve his performance as a teacher. The decision is posted on the Internet at: http://www.nycourts.gov/reporter/3dseries/2018/2018_03433.htm

Unsatisfactory rating voided because employee's "performance review," failed to comply with the employer's own procedures and thus undermined the integrity of the process Joyce v City of New York, 2018 NY Slip Op 03433, Appellate Division, First DepartmentThe Appellate Division … Continue reading

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AND THUS, COOK COUNTY CLOSES THE POLITICAL ECO-SYSTEM: ● Shot: First jail-wide, in-person votin…

AND THUS, COOK COUNTY CLOSES THE POLITICAL ECO-SYSTEM: ● Shot: First jail-wide, in-person voting held at Cook County Jail. —Headline, ABC-7 Chicago, yesterday. ● Chaser: 4 of Illinois’ last 7 governors went to prison. —Headline, the AP, January 30, 2013. … Continue reading

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New York City police sergeants not "management" for the purposes of the FLSA and thus entitled to payment for overtime

New York City police sergeants not "management" for the purposes of the FLSA and thus entitled to payment for overtime Edward D. Mullins, et al v City Of New York, US Court Of Appeals, Second Circuit, Docket No. 09-3435-cv The … Continue reading

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School district's lawsuit against former members of a school board for alleged fiscal mismanagement held subject to a six-year statute of limitations and thus was timely filed

School district's lawsuit against former members of a school board for alleged fiscal mismanagement held subject to a six-year statute of limitations and thus was timely filed Roslyn Union Free School Dist. v Barkan, 2011 NY Slip Op 03646, Court … Continue reading

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