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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.


Resources to Help Veterans Become Business Owners | Tully Rinckey PLLC

Resources to Help Veterans Become Entrepreneurs If you’re a veteran, you may be better prepared than most to start your own business. You’ve already been trained in many of…

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5 Reasons to Hire a Divorce Lawyer

5 Reasons to Hire a Divorce Lawyer If you and your spouse intend to divorce, you may ask yourself: Do I need a divorce lawyer? The answer to this depends on your particular…

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Can a Phone App Lead to Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman Charges?

A new phone app claims it creates a legally-binding contract between two people consenting to have sex, but will it be enough to prevent a uniformed member of the military from…

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Executive Order Narrows the Scope for Labor Negotiations at Federal Agencies

The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations no longer exists after President Donald Trump revoked the Executive Order that created it.  So, where does this leave…

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Documentation is Key for Federal Employees Taking Prescription Opioids

Federal employees subject to mandatory drug testing – those who work in national security, public health or public safety occupations – or those subject to random testing –…

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EQUALS Act Doubles Probationary Periods, but Doesn’t Eliminate Rights to Appeal Adverse Actions

A bill passed by the House of Representatives and advanced to the Senate could double the length of the probationary period most federal employees go through before they are…

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When Cybersecurity and National Security Interests Collide

Good cybersecurity protects private information from being accessed by an outside source. However, when that outside source is an intelligence agency and the private information…

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New York’s On-call Employees to Receive an Economic Boost Through New Call-in Pay Regulation

A proposed change to New York State’s labor laws would put extra money into the pockets of some on-call workers, but it may come at a cost. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the…

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Shoveling is (S)no(w) Fun, but It’s Necessary

Ol’ Man Winter can be a real pain for New Yorkers. Its storms wreak havoc on the roads and force homeowners, business owners and landlords out into the cold to clear away the…

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Federal Employees Should Not Be Afraid to Tell Their #MeToo Stories

The #MeToo movement born on social media brought sexual harassment into the national spotlight over the final two months of 2017. From Capitol Hill and Hollywood to local…

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