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Legal matters are rarely simple, which is why Tully Rinckey PLLC attorneys like to share their knowledge about specific topics through our articles page. Here, you will find articles to help make sense of complex legal issues. If you have a legal topic you would like us to address in our articles, please email info@tullylegal.com.


Federal court ruling leaves you with little recourse if abused by TSA agents

Airline passengers now have limited legal options in the event of TSA abuse due to a recent ruling by a federal appeals court that Transportation Security Administration…

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Rental scams in New York State: How to avoid them and what to do if you become a victim

New Yorkers looking for rental homes or apartments in the state are falling prey to rental fraud all too often. Rental scams are executed by criminals in a variety of ways, but…

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Top-secret: Select few retain active security clearance after leaving official capacity

It is a longstanding tradition that some high-ranking, former senior officials from past presidential administrations retain active security clearances after leaving their…

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EEOC expands rule to help those with disabilities obtain jobs in federal government

Although a growing number of disabled Americans are finding jobs, disabilities continue to be an obstacle to obtaining employment for many. The unemployment rate among disabled…

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New York’s pregnancy discrimination laws aim to guide employers, protect workers—but it still happens

Although discrimination against pregnant women in the workplace violates federal and New York state law, it still happens in businesses and industries across the state.…

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Is it legal to break into a hot car to save an unattended pet in New York?

Before you smash that big rock through the window of a sweltering car to rescue an unattended animal, it might be a good idea to understand whether it actually is legal to do so…

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Employers should update hiring practices as restrictions on salary history inquiries increase

As more states and municipalities increasingly adopt laws and regulations that restrict employers from requesting current pay rates and salary history from job applicants,…

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Thank a veteran! Then hire one to become eligible for a tax break

The benefits of hiring a military veteran seem obvious—veterans generally are loyal, honest, hard-working and well-trained leaders (the list goes on). But did you know that…

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Sharply split Supreme Court decision could affect millions of public sector employees

The recent United States Supreme Court ruling in Janus v. AFSCME will almost certainly have far-reaching implications for public sector unions across the United States. The…

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Federal Circuit Ruling Paves the Way for Additional Paid Military Leave Claims

 A recent ruling paves the way for federal employees who served in the military after September 11, 2001 to receive additional paid military leave from their…

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