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Rules governing hearings and appeals
§ 622. Rules governing hearings and appeals. 1. Rules and regulations.
The manner in which disputes and appeals shall be presented before
referees and the appeal board, respectively, and the conduct of hearings
before referees and the board shall be governed by suitable rules and
regulations established by the board.

2. Evidence and procedure. At any hearing held as herein provided,
evidence may be offered to support a determination, rule, or order or to
prove that it is incorrect. The appeal board and the referees, in
hearings and appeals under any provision of this article, shall not be
bound by common law or statutory rules of evidence or by technical or
formal rules of procedure but may conduct the hearings and appeals in
such manner as to ascertain the substantial rights of the parties.
Hearings governed by this article may be closed and hearing transcripts
may be redacted in accordance with applicable federal or state statutory
and regulatory requirements governing information confidentiality and
personal privacy, including, but not limited to, article six and article
six-A of the public officers law.