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Immigration Alert: New Executive Orders from The Biden Administration

“Revisions to Interpretation of the Public Charge Rule President Biden issued an executive order directing federal agencies to immediately review the regulations and policy…

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Biden Administration Executive Order Update

Updated Travel Restrictions and Required Covid 19 Tests: The Biden Administration has issued an executive order reinstating the prior Administration’s travel restrictions for…

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CDC Requiring Negative COVID-19 Test For Anyone Traveling to the U.S. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expanding the requirement for a negative COVID-19 test to all air passengers entering the United States. This is to address the…

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COVID-19, Foster Care and Visitation

Since March of this year New York has been in various stages of lock-down or has imposed other restrictions on the population’s everyday life. As everyone has experienced, this…

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The Return of COVID and the Courts

COVID-19 is back!  And the outbreak is once again greatly affecting the country, and most heavily, New York State, New York State Courts and Federal Courts.  The Supreme Courts…

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Default Judgments of Divorce in the Time of COVID-19

Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, a spouse was able to receive a Judgment of Divorce even if the other spouse defaulted or chose not to participate in the divorce…

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New EEOC Guidance May Permit Employers to Require FDA-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine in Limited Circumstances

On December 16, 2020, in the wake of the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 vaccine, the EEOC delivered new guidance as to…

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In keeping with State Mandate, Tioga County Family Court announces protocol for virtual fact-finding hearings effective November 23, 2020.

On November 19, 2020 Tioga County announced that all future fact-finding hearings will be held virtually via the Microsoft TEAMS meeting platform effective Monday, November 23,…

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You Paid for It: what the sale of Shoppingtown Mall means for everyone involved

Moonbeam LLC owes Onondaga County over 13 million dollars worth of property taxes. The property they own at Shoppingtown Mall is almost entirely empty after evicting tenants that…

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Part Two: The MSPB Empowerment Act of 2020 and the Possible Effects on Federal Employees Waiting on Appeals

Part Two of a Two-Part Series In our first article, we addressed the implications of newly proposed legislation, the Merit Systems Protection Board Empowerment Act of 2020…

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