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Foreign Contact Reporting Requirements for Security Clearance Holders

The reporting of contacts, specifically foreign contacts, for clearance holders is of the utmost importance for continued access authorization. All security clearance holders have…

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New York Animal (Pet) Custody: Who Gets Custody of Your Pet if You Break Up?

Pet ownership is more prevalent than ever these days, with post-pandemic loneliness encouraging many New Yorkers to add another four-legged friend to their family unit. According…

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Can “Presumptive ADR” become the New Norm for New York Divorces?

In May 2019, upon recommendation by an Advisory Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”), Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks…

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How to Navigate the Informal and Formal Stages of the EEO Complaint Process

For federal employees who want to file an EEO complaint based on instances of unlawful discrimination, understanding the EEO complaint process can be quite challenging. It can…

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Too Much Information: The Problem with “Personality Disorder” on Military Discharge Documents

Too many veterans leave the military with mental health conditions. Additionally, many of them may have had their mental health conditions misdiagnosed while they were serving. As…

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“Going Green” for St. Patrick’s Day: Cannabis & Driving—What You Need to Know

It’s to no one’s surprise that police and other law enforcement will be on high alert this St. Patrick’s Day, with the 17th landing on a Friday this year. With approximately…

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Will Recent Cannabis Litigation Halt New York’s Recreational Cannabis Sale Rollout?

A federal judge in the Northern District of New York has temporarily halted the issuance of the state’s first conditional adult-use retail dispensary (CAURD) licenses in…

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Do Millennials Need an Estate Plan?

As the largest living generation in the U.S.—making up 22% of the population—and collectively having lived through several “once-in-a-lifetime” crises, the millennial…

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Protecting Employees from Retaliation Against Lawful Absences

In November 2022, New York State Governor Kathy Hochul signed Assembly Bill 8092B into law, amending Section 215 of the New York Labor Law (NYLL), prohibiting employers from…

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Estate Planning for Millennials Part 1: The Last Will and Testament

“I regret not taking care of this when I was young and healthy.” As an estate planning lawyer, I hear this remark frequently. Estate planning is often thought of as something…

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