Philip Maier is an arbitrator and mediator in both public and private sector labor disputes. He was the Regional Director of the New York State Public Employment Relations Board where he was an Administrative Law Judge and Mediator from 1991-2012. In both roles he worked with all types of public sector units, including police, fire, teacher and blue collar. From 2012 until June 2015 he was the General Counsel and Deputy Director of the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, the agency responsible for administering the New York City Collective Bargaining Law (NYCCBL). He is the author of The Taylor Law and the Duty of Fair Representation, Impasse Resolution Under the Taylor Law, and a co-editor of Lefkowitz on Public Sector Labor and Employment Law, the latter two publications of the New York State Bar Association. Additionally, he is a frequent lecturer on employment and labor law issues and has published numerous articles on a variety of labor and employment law issues.