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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.


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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Paid Family Leave: What Is It, and How Does It Apply to You?

Undoubtedly, you’ve heard by now about New York’s new Paid Family Leave Law. Who does this new law apply to, and what does it do for you? Paid Family Leave is for any employee…

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Serpikova’s Challenge to Application of Greene v. Farmers Ins. Exchange

The petition for review in American Risk Ins. Co., Inc. v. Serpikova, No. 14-14-00859-CV, 522 SW3d 497 (Tex. App.—Houston 2016, reh’g en banc overruled, Mar. 9, 2017, pet.…

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Judge or Jury: Who Determines Amount of Attorney’s Fees?

Now before the Texas Supreme Court are the cross petitions filed in Knoderer v. State Farm Lloyds, 515 S.W.3d 21 (Tex. App.—Texarkana 2017), pet. pending, No. 17-0306 (Tex.…

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