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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.


Do You Know What Your Obligations Are Under the Hatch Act?

Another day, another alleged violation of the Hatch Act. High-profile names such as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, White House Counselor Kellyanne…

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Practicing patience: Federal employees with appeals forced to wait due to vacant MSPB

What happens when a federal board has no members? Not much. The U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) is vacant for the first time in its 40-year history, leaving hundreds,…

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It’s not just inmates who suffer: Poor conditions in federal prisons affect guards, staff

News reports of adverse conditions at federal prisons, including lack of heat at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn (MDC Brooklyn) earlier this year, have had defense…

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New laws aim to protect transgender New Yorkers, criminalize certain offenses

Of the approximately 1.4 million people in the United States who identify as transgender, according to a recent study, many have experienced harassment or assault at school and…

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Federal employees should prepare for more nimble and aggressive security clearance decision-making process

Changes to the federal government’s security clearance processes are on their way. Calling it the first major update in 50 years, the federal government currently is laying out…

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THC you later: New York’s marijuana legislation may include plans to clear past convictions

You’re not ganja believe this. The past, low-level marijuana convictions of hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers could go up in smoke once adult recreational marijuana is legal…

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Children and divorce: Negotiating a successful co-parenting plan in your divorce settlement

Divorce may be the end of a marriage, but when children are involved, it is the beginning of co-parenting. That means parents still have to work together and raise their children.…

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Pension Orders and Divorce: Secure interests at the time of your agreement or divorce

Most divorcing couples know that a pension acquired in whole or in part during a marriage, is in fact a marital asset just like their house, and as such, is subject to…

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NYC employers: Are you prepared to comply with new lactation room requirements?

New York City employers should be ready to comply with new lactation laws, which are significantly stronger than current state and federal laws. The new laws go into effect March…

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H-1B visas: New Pre-registration suspended for upcoming filing period, but employers should continue H1B preparations

The H-1B Nonimmigrant Professional worker visa filing period is fast approaching and employers should be working with their immigration attorneys to prepare their submissions in…

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