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Coats for Vets

The law firm of Tully Rinckey this year purchased winter coats for all 28 residents of the Albany Housing Coalition Inc.’s Veterans Housing and Services, a non-profit organization that provides housing, employment and case management services to local veterans. The …

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Law Firm Helps Veterans

A local law firm is trying to help struggling veterans stay safe and warm this winter. The Tully Rinckey firm donated nearly 30 new coats to Veterans Housing and Services, part of the Albany housing coalition. The firm says it’s …

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Capital Region Reacts to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

The military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy is on its way out after Saturday’s historic Senate vote. “This is a great day for America. It means that those gay and lesbian service members who are in now, who will come …

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Albany-Colonie Chamber Names Board

Alan Krafchin, president and CEO of the Center for Disability Services in Albany, New York, has been elected chairman of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce. Other officers include: Andrew J. Matonak, president of Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, vice …

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Daily People on the Move

Tully Rinckey PLLC in D.C. added Christopher Graham as attorney. Graham, a former administrative judge with the Department of Defense Office of Hearings & Appeals, will concentrate his practice in the area of national security law. With more than 30 …

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Hasan’s Attorney Has Limited Options

Veteran military attorneys say they think a capital murder trial is a virtual certainty for Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, the Army psychiatrist charged with killing 13 people and wounding 32 others last year in a rampage at Fort Hood. They …

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Free Turkey or Ham for Area Veterans

The Tully Rinckey law firm will offer free turkeys — or hams — to the first 100 veterans who show up at its offices next Monday and Tuesday. This is the second year the firm has given away turkeys or …

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Veteran-owned Law Firm Announces ‘Turkeys for Vets’ Giveaway

For the second year, Tully Rinckey will be giving back to veterans and families of active service members this holiday season. The firm has announced its annual “Turkeys for Vets” giveaway, where up to 100 Capital Region veterans or immediate …

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Supreme Court Hears 1st USERRA Case

The Supreme Court earlier this month heard the first case involving the alleged violation of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) since it was enacted in 1994. USERRA is a law that prevents employers from discriminating against …

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Veteran’s Benefits Act Clarifies USERRA

Managing Partner Steven Herrick talks about the Veterans’ Benefits Act of 2010 and how it clarifies the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) of 1994.

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Treasury Department Names Tully Rinckey a Tarp Subcontractor

The Treasury Department has awarded Tully Rinckey a subcontract for legal services related to the Troubled Asset Recovery Program that could bring in millions for the firm. Under the subcontract, Tully Rinckey lawyers will assist a pool of larger Am …

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Veteran’s Day

In honor of Veterans Day, Tully Rinckey PLLC law firm will remain open and fully staffed to provide free legal services to veterans throughout the capital region. The firm is offering free half hour consultations to veterans on issues including …

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Supreme Court Hears Case of Fired Reservist

The Supreme Court on Tuesday heard the case of an Army reservist who alleges he was fired from his job in 2004 because he was deployed by the military. The case is the first that the high court has considered …

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In Staub Case, a First Test of Civil Rights Law for Service Members

The Supreme Court case Staub v. Proctor Hospital has been cast as an important test of a theory of liability in employment discrimination cases. That’s certainly true. It asks: Can an employer be held liable for discrimination when biased supervisors …

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Act Carefully Before Responding to Questionable Order from Commander

My commanding officer has given me a directive that I believe is unlawful. What are the consequences for obeying or disobeying the order? It depends on the type of directive and whether it’s really unlawful. The consequences for obeying an …

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Thousands of Reservists Still Entitled to Compensation

In the major 2003 AFGE legal win of Butterbaugh v. Department of Justice, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals found that federal agencies improperly charged military leave to members of the U.S. National Guard and Reserves prior to December …

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Unconventional Wisdom

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, discusses a possible repeal of the military’s controversial “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.

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Tully Rinckey “Goes Purple” for a Good Cause

To help Shine a Light on Domestic Violence, employees at Tully Rinckey PLLC held a “Go Purple” day and each donated $1 to the Equinox of Albany. The law firm matched employee contributions, totaling $250 for Equinox, the primary domestic …

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Court Orders Injunction Against ‘Don’t Ask’ Enforcement

A California federal court on Tuesday granted an injunction against the enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” throughout the United States and across the globe. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips confirmed her earlier opinion in September against “Don’t Ask, Don’t …

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Judge Orders Injunction Barring ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Enforcement

A federal judge issued a worldwide injunction Tuesday stopping enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, ending the military’s 17-year-old ban on openly gay troops. U.S. District Judge Virginia Phillips’ landmark ruling was widely cheered by gay rights organizations …

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Federal Judge Orders Immediate Halt to ‘Don’t ask, Don’t tell’ Ban on Openly Gay Troops

A federal judge ordered the Pentagon Tuesday to immediately quit firing gay and lesbian soldiers, striking down the military’s controversial “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. California District Court Judge Virginia Phillips ordered the military to stop all investigations and discharges …

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Some Vets Get Pink Slips Instead of Tickertape

Last year Mike Vahey returned from a four-year enlistment, including duty in Iraq and Kuwait, where he was a sergeant on an Army diving team inspecting ports for bombs. When he returned home he expected his job as an engineer …

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Legal Process Starts for Fort Hood Defendant

The 2007 file photo provided by the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences shows Nidal Malik Hasan when he entered the program for his Disaster and Military Psychiatry Fellowship. Hasan, 39, is accused of killing 13 people on Nov. …

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Supreme Court Case Involving Westboro Baptist Church

Tully Rinckey Managing Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, weighs in on the Supreme Court case involving the Westboro Baptist Church, a group known for protesting at military funerals.

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Westboro Protests SEAL Funeral Procession

As if to remind the everyone of why they are appearing as defendants in a case before the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 6, members of a controversial church that protests at the funerals of fallen American troops demonstrated yesterday along …

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Dressing Down For a Good Cause

It’s another reason to love Fridays! In what’s become a tradition at Tully Rinckey PLLC, employees are dressing down for a good cause. Beginning in January 2010, the law firm offered employees the chance to don their favorite pair of …

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Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell ruling has gay service members wondering “what’s next?” Tully Rinckey Managing Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, explains what this means for service members.

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Judge Shoots Down “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”; Gays Seek Legal Options

A federal judge has ruled the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy is unconstitutional, and one local law firm that specializes in military matters says former service members are already exploring their legal options. Greg Rinckey, with the Albany-based Tully …

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DADT Ruling Could Spur Senate to Act

Gay-rights advocates pleased, but wary of what the government might do next Now that a federal judge in California has ruled “don’t ask, don’t tell” is unconstitutional and violates the First and Fifth Amendment rights of gays of lesbians, gay-rights …

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What Post-9/11 Tuition and Housing Rate Changes Mean to You

Last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill tuition payments as well as housing allowance rates. Many Post-9/11 GI Bill recipients will likely welcome the new rates, as a number of them will see …

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Tully Rinckey Makes Inc. 5000 List

For the second year in row, Tully Rinckey PLLC has been named one of the fastest-growing companies by Inc. Magazine. The publication ranked the law firm 949 out of 5,000 on its annual list of fastest-growing private companies in America. …

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353 NY companies make Inc.’s list

New York state has 353 companies making Inc. magazine’s Inc. fastest-growing 5000 list. That ranks New York third in the country for the second year in a row. California topped the list with 684 companies on the 5000 list, followed …

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Founding Partner Named to Prestigious D.C. Bar Steering Committee

Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding Partner, Mathew B. Tully, has been appointed to the District of Columbia Bar Law Practice Management Steering Committee. The Committee of seven assists D.C. Bar members in managing their law practices more efficiently and focuses on …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Expands

Tully Rinckey PLLC announces $200,000 expansion and the creation of 20 new jobs.

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Tully Rinckey Expands

At a time when businesses across the country and Capital Region are downsizing and laying off employees, Tully Rinckey PLLC is pleased to announce it is expanding. The company recently added 5,000 additional square feet to its Albany, N.Y. office …

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Leak Suspect Had Been Disciplined at Least Twice Before Arrest

The leading suspect in the leaking of thousands of military documents to WikiLeaks had been disciplined at least twice in the previous three years but maintained his security clearance. Pfc. Bradley Manning already was facing military charges for allegedly leaking …

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Booted Gays Consider Service after DADT

Former Air Force Maj. Mike Almy was deployed to Iraq in early 2003 when he sent what he thought was an innocuous note to his partner back home using military e-mail. Months later, his chain of command deemed the content …

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When Friends Become Clients

Many businesses are using Facebook to attract customers, ask for input. Salsa Latina is a small restaurant on Central Avenue. Its paltry advertising budget will never compete with the national chains. But on Facebook, Salsa Latina hangs with the big …

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USERRA Case Heads for Supreme Court

It’s the nation’s promise to those who serve in the reserves and National Guard: In return for deploying overseas to serve their country, the companies they left behind will have the same jobs available when they get back. And, oh …

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Hill Exempts Self From Veterans’ Law

Veterans who apply for jobs on Capitol Hill aren’t receiving critical federal job-placement benefits because Congress has largely exempted itself from a law that aids post-military employment for vets, a new congressional report shows. A groundbreaking report by the Office …

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Lawmakers Call for VA Office of General Counsel to Better Serve Veterans

Chairman Harry Mitchell (D-AZ) conducted a hearing to evaluate the Office of General Counsel (OGC) at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Today’s hearing marks the first Congressional oversight hearing on the OGC in more than three decades. The mission …

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Albany Attorney to Make National Impact Before Congress

Tully Rinckey PLLC Founding partner, Mathew B. Tully will appear before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. He has been invited by the Subcommittee to provide comment on the Veterans’ Affairs Office of …

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Returning Troops Face New Fight for Jobs

As the Iraq and Afghanistan wars persist, some employers are becoming increasingly resistant to rehire service members who return from active duty as federal law requires, some legal analysts say. Washington lawyer Mathew Tully, who specializes in these cases, said …

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Skeptics Say Child Custody Policy for Deployed Parents has no Legal Legs

“Jane” can cope with missing her son’s birthday and his first day of school while she’s deployed to Afghanistan. What keeps the divorced servicemember up nights in dangerous Helmand province is the prospect of calling home one day to discover …

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MTA Layoffs: Bus drivers fighting in Iraq War get rude ‘Welcome Home’

Two city bus drivers who were sent to war in Iraq and Afghanistan are getting pink slips instead of yellow ribbons. Sgts. Alvin Taylor and Andy (Angel) Moreno, bus drivers called up to serve overseas, are set to lose their …

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You Get to Control Your Own Destiny

In 1998, when Mathew B. Tully returned home from Iraq, where he was deployed for duty as a member of the National Guard, he expected to resume his old job as if he had never left, in accordance with USERRA, …

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Tully Rinckey PLLC Hires Legal Consultants

Tully Rinckey PLLC, a full-service law firm with offices in Albany, NY and Washington, DC, recently hired an experienced law practice management consulting group, RJH Consulting, as part of their explosive growth and firm reorganization in both offices. RJH Consulting …

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Mathew B. Tully Awarded Prestigious Air Force Space Badge

Founding Partner Mathew B. Tully has been awarded the impressive Air Force Space Badge due to his completion of space training. Tully is among one of the few Army Officers awarded this prestigious badge, and among an even smaller number …

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My Recession is Over!

When my law firm’s revenue dropped 80% during the first three months of 2009, my business partner and I each invested six figures into the firm. Now we’re back stronger than before and expanding. We added about 20 new staff …

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The Looming Black Hole of Federal Contractor Rights

The past decade has seen an explosion in the use of contractors by federal agencies to perform a wide variety of government functions, most notably in the defense, intelligence and healthcare industries. According to USASpending.gov, the federal government spent well …

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After Trials of the Recession, Law Firms Now Hopeful

Although nobody knows the precise number of local jobs lost in the legal profession during the recession, all Mathew Tully has to do to get a reading on the market’s health is look at the resumes pouring into his office. …

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Complaints, Suits on Rise

Federal law requires employers to rehire their workers in the National Guard or reserves who are called to active duty. But since the economy went sour two years ago, the numbers of complaints and lawsuits filed against employers for violations …

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mathew Tully

Tully Rinckey Partner, Mathew B. Tully, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Mathew Tully

Tully Rinckey Partner, Mathew B. Tully, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Greg Rinckey

Tully Rinckey Founding Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Greg Rinckey

Tully Rinckey Founding Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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Federal Overtime Pay: Who Gets it and How

Since 1974, federal government employees have been eligible to receive overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) administers the FLSA in the federal government. Generally, the FLSA requires that employers pay one …

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Reaction to Possible Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

For the first time, a sitting chairman of the joint chiefs of staff says allowing gays to openly serve in the military would be the right thing to do. Some we found in Albany agree that the time has come. …

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Internal Marketing and Profitability

Studies conducted across the United States repeatedly show the value of internal marketing to professional services firms. A national study of 200 human resources executives, for example, conducted by Wisconsin-based Business Development Directives, revealed firms with strong internal marketing initiatives …

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WBZZ’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Greg Rinckey

Tully Rinckey Founding Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, appears in studio on WBZZ’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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WGNA’s “Ask the Lawyer” – Greg Rinckey

Tully Rinckey Founding Partner, Greg T. Rinckey, appears in studio on WGNA’s weekly “Ask the Lawyer” segment.

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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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