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Can a Misdemeanor Be Expunged in New York?

In the United States, about 45 million Americans, or 14% of the population, have been convicted of a misdemeanor. If this is the case for you, you might be asking yourself, can a…

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Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 – What Veterans Should Know?

Recently, Congress passed the Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 which allows veterans, their family members, and others who were stationed, worked or resided on the Marine Corps…

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Do Grandparents Have Visitation Rights in New York?

For grandparents, the relationship with your grandchild can be one of the most important things in the world for you. But what happens when the child’s parents prevent you from…

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The Second Amendment and New York State: Walking the Constitutional Line

New York State has imposed rigid laws on carrying pistols since the early part of the 20th century. In 1905, it was a misdemeanor for anyone over the age of 16 to carry a pistol…

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How a Booze-Fueled Bon Voyage Can Turn into a BUI: What New York State Boaters Need to Know

With summer kicking off and the public eager to resume normalcy following the COVID-19 shutdowns, it is anticipated that many New Yorkers will turn to boating this summer season…

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What Should the LGBTQ+ Communities Understand About Discrimination in Federal Workplaces

In an era of identity politics, Pride Month can be both affirming and gut-wrenching for me, as well as for our federal servicemembers, civilian employees, and contractors who are…

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Will Federal Agencies Begin Reinforcing the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate?

In early April, a panel of U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit judges ruled 2-1 against the nationwide injunction that had paused the enforcement of the federal vaccine…

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Department of Defense’s Tainted Claim Policy and Unjust Enrichment at the Expense of the Servicemember

The “Tainted Claim Policy” is commonly unknown by service members yet can cost a service member thousands of dollars, which can set them up for a lifetime of debt. This policy…

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Forthcoming Presumptive Conditions for Veterans Exposed to Burn Pits, Agent Orange, and Radiation

The US Senate recently agreed to a deal granting Veterans exposed to burn pits the right to receive VA benefits. Additionally, the House has already offered their support for the…

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We Are Watching You… so please sign here: How New York State’s New Electronic Monitoring Law Impacts Workplace Privacy

New legislation in the form of an amendment to the New York Civil Rights Law became effective on May 7, 2022, requiring private employers to inform current and newly hired…

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