Richard Corenthal Successfully Obtain TRO for Sullivan County and NYS Dept. of Civil Service

Corenthal_RichardThe legal team of Richard S. Corenthal successfully obtained a Temporary Restraining Order temporarily enjoining Sullivan County and the New York State Department of Civil Service from certifying the results of a civil service examination taken by incumbent employees in the County’s Solid Waste Operator (“SWO”) title and also temporarily enjoining the County and the State from removing incumbent SWO employees from their positions pending the outcome of an Article 78 proceeding (absent Civil Service Section 75 disciplinary proceedings). Justice Stephen G. Schick, New York State Supreme Court Justice, Sullivan County, signed the TRO on October 7, 2015 in Laborers International Union of North America, Local 17 et al., v. County of Sullivan et al. This Article 78 proceeding, brought on behalf of SWO employees who are LIUNA Local 17 members, seeks to “grandfather” incumbent SWO employees so that they are “covered in” and not subject to competitive civil service testing in order to remain in their positions.