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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.


Supreme Court ruling on LGBT protections in the workplace could have far-reaching impact

Employers and employees alike should be aware that an upcoming ruling by the United States Supreme Court regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) protections in…

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Child Protective Services Investigations: I’ve got an indicated report…what do I do?

You come home from a long day at work and there is a card in your door with a note asking you to call a caseworker at your local department of social services, or you hear an…

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Family Court to see more cases as final phase of ‘Raise the Age’ law goes into effect in 2019

The final phase of New York’s “Raise the Age” law is effective October 1, finally making way for both 16- and 17-year-olds to be referred to Family Court instead of being…

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Big changes to EB-5 visa process could affect potential investors looking to do business in the United States

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently announced a rule change regarding employment-based fifth preference immigrant investor classifications (EB-5 visas) that may…

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Overhauled workplace harassment laws impact all employers, employees in New York State

Employees and employers should be aware that the 2019 New York State Legislature has made it easier for employees to make workplace harassment claims. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is…

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New York State’s new mandatory vaccination law leaves some parents seeking answers

A new law in New York State that eliminates exemptions from vaccinations has left some parents in a quandary. As the start of a new school year inches closer, parents who oppose…

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Despite lingering questions, blockchain’s promises are too good to ignore

Although a multitude of legal concerns and questions must be addressed—and ultimately resolved—before blockchain can give rise to a new virtual reality in real estate, the…

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IP: Protect the ideas and innovations that give your business a competitive edge

What is intellectual property (IP)? IP relates to intangible property in the form of an idea or innovation that you and/or your business have developed that may provide your…

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Planning ahead: Business ‘pre-nup’ can ease stress, save money in event of business closure

Whether it’s the end of a marriage or a split between business partners, breaking up can be hard to do. But just like a prenuptial agreement before marriage lays out provisions…

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When is the right time to modify or re-negotiate a custody order?

Custody agreements between parents lay out an array of details regarding a child’s upbringing, and most often include visitation schedules including holidays, co-parenting…

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