Articles by Leslie Silva

Does Title IX Only Cover Sex Discrimination in College Athletics?

Contrary to the popularly held assumption in the title, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 applies to all aspects of education for any educational institution that…

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How to Defend Against Title IX Sexual Misconduct Charges in New York

Title IX charges are pursued aggressively by colleges and universities across the country. A Title IX allegation has the potential to ruin a student’s academic future and should…

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Albany renters abruptly told to move out

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) — As the housing crisis is growing in the Capital Region, residents at an Albany apartment complex were given notice to vacate the property. Many residents…

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Necessity of No-Fault Divorce

In 2010, New York added the “no-fault” ground for divorce, otherwise known as DRL §170.7. The addition allowed for one spouse to seek a divorce based upon their statement…

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NYS clarifies rules against corporal punishment in schools

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10)— The New York State Board of Regents voted to update regulations when it comes to definitions relating to corporal punishment. Corporal punishment is not…

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A New Federal Pregnancy Law is Now in Effect; What HR Needs to Know

From mass layoffs to emerging technologies, an increasing number of topics are fueling compliance concerns from today’s HR leaders—and, starting this week, they have…

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The impact of divorce is real. How do we help the children?

Divorce isn’t easy. But I didn’t know any better, at age nine, when my mom broke the news that she and my father were no longer going to be together. I was relieved. I naively…

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Consumer Investigation: California tax firm targets Rochester-area debtors with threatening letters

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – When you’re in debt, the letters and phone calls won’t stop coming. It may feel like the walls are closing in. That’s why the tactics used by a tax firm…

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New York attorney weighs in on student loan debt relief plan

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC) — Millions of Americans are wondering if their student loan debt will be eliminated or reduced as they wait for the final decision on the Student Loan…

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SCOTUS decision on student loan forgiveness could have big impact

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The conservative majority in the Supreme Court will ultimately decide whether President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan moves forward.…

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