Lamb & Barnosky has since 1981 represented counties, towns, cities, villages, school districts, libraries, fire, ferry and water districts and other municipal entities as labor, general and special counsel. We routinely provide advice and litigation-related services regarding municipal law issues including cell towers and cable television franchising, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Administrative Law, Zoning and Land Use Regulation, SEQRA (State Environmental Quality Review Act) and implementing Affordable Care Act requirements.


We regularly advise our clients about all Union and non-Union personnel and labor relations matters, including the following and other workplace matters:


• The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

• Civil Service Law Sections 71, 72 and 73 leaves of absence

• Civil Service-related issues

• Collective bargaining

• Constitutional rights and restrictions (First Amendment speech, due process, property rights)

• Discipline and discharge

• Employee evaluations

• Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

• Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

• New York State Human Rights Laws

• Personnel policies

• Sick leave use and abuse

• Workers’ Compensation

• The Taylor Law