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Albany Times Union

Iraq Vet Has Full Supply of Grit

In 2004, the Army Reserve captain left her executive assistant job at the hotel and conference center to volunteer for overseas duty as a supply route coordinator. Now, three years later, she has returned home to Latham to replace her …

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Business_Review

Tully Law Firm Adds Office in D.C.

An Albany law firm will be adding offices in Washington, D.C. early next year, buoyed by a recent contract with the largest union of federal employees in the country. Tully Rinckey & Associates PLLC plans to open a Washington office …

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Union, Law Firm Partner to Pursue Reservists’ Benefit Claims

The American Federation of Government Employees has teamed up with a New York law firm to help federal employee reservists collect thousands of dollars in back pay. The union and Tully, Rinckey & Associates will co-represent about 10,000 AFGE members …

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FederalDaily

AFGE Partners With Law Firm on Butterbaugh Claims

The American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) has partnered with a New York law firm to collect compensation for thousands of government-employed military reservists who were improperly charged for taking military leave. Tully, Rinckey & Associates, of Albany, N.Y., will …

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Government_Executive

Union, Law Firm Partner to Pursue Reservists’ Benefit Claims

The American Federation of Government Employees has teamed up with a New York law firm to help federal employee reservists collect thousands of dollars in back pay. The union and Tully, Rinckey & Associates will co-represent about 10,000 AFGE members …

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Army Times

Agencies Split Watch Over Reservist Job Rights

As more federally employed reservists return to their jobs from military duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, there are sure to be more grievances over missed promotions, firings, layoffs and reassignments. And for at least another year, there will not be …

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Albany Times Union

Biggest Legal-services Contract in Region’s History?

Tully, Rinckey & Associates has been hired to act as co-counsel with the nation’s largest federal employee union in the nation, the American Federation of Government Employees. Tully, Rinckey & Associates will co-represent approximately 10,000 union members in their attempt …

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Union, Law Firm to Seek Compensation for 10,000 Federally Employed Reservists

The American Federation of Government Employees, the largest union of federal employees, has hired a New York law firm to help 10,000 members who are military reservists collect compensation for personal leave days that Uncle Sam illegally withheld. The firm, …

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A Man Fighting to Protect the Jobs of the Men and the Women Fighting to Protect Us

SANCHEZ: This is one of those stories that bridges the gap. I don’t care if you’re a lefty or you’re a rightly or you’re an in- between (ph). Honor is keeping a promise, so if a National Guardsman works for …

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Washington Post

Court Says When in Doubt, Give Veterans the Benefit

When in doubt, tilt toward the veteran. That’s what the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has suggested to government agencies in two cases involving federal employees who had served in the military reserves and petitioned for back …

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FederalDaily

Court Opens Door to Pre-USERRA Compensation Claims

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit last week handed down a decision that may mean money for hundreds of thousands of current and former military reservists who served between 1980 and 2000. In the case—Hernandez v. Department …

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Federal News Radio 1500 AM

Daily Debrief on Federal News Radio AM 1500

Tully Rinckey Partner Mathew B. Tully is seen as expert on Military Employment Law.

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Reserve Returns

If you are an active or retired federal employee who took military leave for reserve activities, you may be entitled to annual leave or thousands of dollars in back pay. In a major decision issued Tuesday, the U.S. Court of …

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Military.com

Reservist Leave Ruling Favors Civil Servants

An estimated 100,000 to 300,000 current and former reservists employed as federal government civilians may be able to recoup money for leave days that were improperly charged to them dating back to 1980. The Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled …

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Albany Times Union

Attorney Columnist

Attorney Mathew Tully has been selected to be a nationally syndicated columnist for Army Times Publishing Co. The company, established in 1940, owns numerous newspapers and magazines, and claims a readership of millions each week. The Army Times, Navy Times, …

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The Record

Five Questions – Greg Rinckey

Greg T. Rinckey, 33, is a lawyer from Delmar who works with the firm Tully, Rinckey & Associates. He served with the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps until 2004. He is speaking out against the possibility he may be …

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JAG Lawyer Wants Army to Leave Him Alone

One Albany attorney says he thought his days as a JAG lawyer were behind him. Now, there’s word that the United States Army could be calling him and thousands of others back to duty. Greg Rinckey works in his Albany …

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Military.com

Before Calling an Attorney, Discuss USERRA Violations With Employer

I work for a company that employs 23 people. I was deployed for 18 months. I feel my employer has violated USERRA. Should I hire a local attorney? I don’t recommend hiring an attorney except in cases of the most …

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USERRA Offers Invaluable Protection for Reservists

With the deployment of hundreds of thousands of National Guard and reserve members in the past few years — and with more than 81,000 mobilized today — the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act is a very important issue …

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Daily Star

Seward Shows Support for Vets

I am writing as a service-connected disabled veteran of the Iraqi war to thank Sen. James Seward for his support of veterans’ issues in the New York State Legislature. Seeing that we just celebrated Memorial Day, I would point out …

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Bureau of National Affairs

MSPB Has Jurisdiction Over Claim Alleging USPS Improperly Charged Leave, Board Says

A U.S. Postal Service employee and National Guard member who alleged that USPS improperly charged him military leave for non-workdays during periods of service beginning in January 1980 can file a claim under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights …

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Army Times

Postal Service Reservists Eligible for Back Pay

As many as 100,000 military reservists who worked at the U.S. Postal Service between 1980 and 2000 could be eligible for thousands of dollars in compensation because they were improperly charged for their military leave, under a new ruling. The …

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Business_Review

Albany Law Firm Tully Rinckey Opens Second Location

Albany, N.Y., law firm Tully Rinckey & Associates PLLC is opening a second law office at 427 New Karner Rd. The four-year old firm currently has offices at 3 Wembley Court. The new offices will house 12 people working in …

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Law Offers Protection

Victor Mederos of Shirley worked as a driver for the same trucking company for 20 years before he went to Iraq. When he returned, Quality King Trucking allowed him to go to regular counseling sessions. But eight months after he …

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Vet Rights Strengthened in Fed Job Disputes

A federal appeals court ruling could make it easier for federal employees to pursue cases against the government alleging job discrimination based on their military service. Any veteran who requests a hearing from the Merit Systems Protection Board has a …

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Business_Review

Matt Tully Says the Future for Lawyers Should be Bright, Too

To the Editor: I am addicted to reading the various lists that are published in your newspaper. I pay special attention to the formulas used to compile your lists. I take exception to your list titled “Capital Region Fastest Growing …

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Vets Winning Job Suits: New Rulings Empower Vets Seeking Jobs, Promotions

William Jolley wouldn’t strike most as the rebellious type: Ten years enlisted in the Air Force in the 1950s, then a long career in federal civil service culminating with his current job as a GS-15 overseeing policy and programs at …

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Daily Star

Defense Fees Surge in Otsego

The Otsego County Board of Representatives is grasping with the high, rising cost of providing lawyers for poor people whose cases are in the county’s courts. For 2006 the board budgetd $723,829 to hire lawyers to represent clients who cannot …

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Government_Executive

Court Orders Hearings for Veterans on Employment Complaints

A recent federal appeals court ruling held that veterans who allege discrimination in government employment because of their military service are legally entitled to a hearing. In Kirkendall v. Department of the Army, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals ruled …

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  • Tully Rinckey PLLC “Goes Red for Women”

    In an effort to raise awareness about heart disease in women, Tully Rinckey PLLC was proud to support National Wear Red Day on February 4, 2011. Employees were encouraged to wear red and donate to the American Heart Association, which …

  • A “Warm” Holiday Gift From Tully Rinckey PLLC

    In the holiday spirit the firm donated 28 coats to homeless veterans living in a transitional shelter in Albany this morning. Photos are below of Albany County Executive Mike Breslin, Albany Housing Coalition’s Executive Director Joseph Sluszka, residents of the …

  • Tully Rinckey “Goes Purple”

    In an effort to help Shine a Light on Domestic Violence, employees at Tully Rinckey PLLC are “going purple” for a good cause. The law firm held it’s first-ever “Go Purple” day, where employees were encouraged to wear purple and …

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