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What Happens to My VA Benefits If I Am Incarcerated?

A Veteran may find himself or herself either facing jail time or currently incarcerated. A Veteran will want to know how being incarcerated will impact their benefits, including…

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Common Prenup Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Prenuptial agreements, AKA “prenups,” are certainly not the most romantic considerations when planning to tie the knot, and people may feel uncomfortable discussing their…

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Credentialing Actions and Investigations in the Military Healthcare System

Medical providers in the military, whether service members themselves or contracted providers, can find their medical license and their livelihood under attack through a Quality…

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Are Fireworks Legal in New York State and City? Your Guide to Safely Celebrating this Summer

In the United States, fireworks are massively popular when it comes to celebrating holidays like the Fourth of July and New Year’s Eve. While they are certainly dazzling and are…

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What the Expansion of the CAURD Program Means for the New York State Cannabis Industry

In March, the New York State Office of Cannabis Management (OCM) announced the expansion of the conditional adult-use retail dispensaries (CAURD) program, doubling the anticipated…

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Will DCSA Interpret the Newly Codified NISPOM to Exclude National Security and Defense Entrepreneurs?

Intelligence and defense contractors co-exist in a common national security sector of the American and global economies. But that marketplace is bounded and defined by dual…

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SBP Open Season—Is DFAS intentionally ignoring the NDAA 2023?

Military retirees may be eligible to make an election at certain times—upon retirement, immediately following a divorce or marriage, etc.—that would allow their surviving…

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Can You Be Charged Under the UCMJ After Discharge?

The Uniform Code of Military Justice (“UCMJ”) was enacted by Congress to provide substantive and procedural laws governing the military justice system, including…

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The End of the COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements and What it Means for Federal Employees

President Biden signed an Executive Order on May 9, 2023, formally rescinding the vaccination requirement and COVID-19 safety protocols for federal employees and contractors,…

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New Federal Laws Protecting Pregnant and Nursing Workers in 2023

On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Fiscal Year 2023 Omnibus Spending Bill, which featured two new laws: the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing…

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