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Civil Service Law Attorneys in New York, New York

KMMO has more than 50 years of legal practice experience in the field of New York State and New York City public sector labor laws, including the New York State Civil Service Law (“CSL”) and the New York City Collective Bargaining Law (“CBL”).  These laws govern the rights of most public employees in the State of New York and the City of New York, as supplemented by other related laws. 

We provide representation to public employees who hold either competitive (those that require a civil service examination) civil service positions, as well as those employees who hold non-competitive (those that do not require a civil service examination) positions. 

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This representation includes cases involving employee discipline, such as suspension, demotion, or discharge.  Permanent competitive employees with more than one year of service, and non-competitive employees who have more than five years of service, are entitled to important due process hearing rights before and after the imposition of any disciplinary action. 

If you are facing disciplinary action against you call us for a free consultation 

KMMO also provides legal services to public employees regarding their promotional rights, their right to be transferred to other positions in the civil service, their right to be returned to public employment following an interruption of public service, and their rights upon reinstatement, including pension rights. 

If you are returning to public service after an absence of less than one year you have important rights.  Call us to discuss them.     

If you are an employee of the City of New York or one of its agencies or departments, you have a right to join, assist and participate in the activities of the labor organization which represents you, or to engage in other concerted activities without fear of retaliation.  The New York City Collective Bargaining Law, through the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, provides a mechanism for asserting these rights. 

KMMO can assist you in operating effectively through the technicalities, rules, and procedures governing your public employment in all its complexity.  Our experienced staff is fully conversant in public sector law and procedures so that you may avoid the pitfalls and maximize the benefits of your job.