Filing an Appeal to the MSPB

An appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (“MSPB”) may be filed at: MSPB. The MSPB has an online filing system that allows an appellant to file the entire appeal online. The MSPB, in short, is an administrative agency tasked with resolving disputes between government agencies and employees of U.S.

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Removal From Federal Government Service: What Should I Do Next?

In many cases, a Notice of Proposed Removal leading to a Removal Notification should be challenged by a federal government employee. A successful challenge can lead to, among other things, reinstatement and monetary damages. We suggest, if you have not, yet, responded to the Notice of Proposed Removal that you

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How to Choose the Right Structure for your New York Business

While starting a business is one of the most exciting chapters of your life, it’s important to focus on the right structure for your New York business. The legal structure that you choose for your business will have implications on your taxes, personal liability, and the opportunities to raise capital.  

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New New York Laws for 2021

A new year signals a new beginning and sends a message of hope for a lot of us especially when we spent almost the entire year of 2020 in series of lockdowns, quarantines, economic recessions, job losses, and a lot more devastating things as a result of the still ongoing

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Constructive Dismissal Law in New York: NY Labor & Employment Law Basics

Rendering your resignation to your employer does not mean you are precluded from suing the employer. An employer that, for example, has created a hostile work environment may be sued for this treatment and the resignation may be deemed by a court of law, EEOC or the New York State

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Statute of Limitations in New York

A statute of limitations is a law that sets out the maximum amount of time that a party involved in a dispute has to commence legal proceedings against an opposing party. The limitation periods vary by jurisdiction and are applicable in civil and criminal cases. One major issue not addressed

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Sale of Fake or Fraudulently Obtained Covid-19 Vaccines in New York

In a press conference in January of 2021, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo stated that “if there’s any fraud in the distribution. You’re letting people get ahead of other people or selling the vaccine – you’ll lose license. But I do believe it should be criminal, and I’m going to

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Defamation Law: Twitter – New York Post Defamation Saga

The New York Post recently reported that a Delaware computer shop owner is taking on Twitter in a defamation lawsuit. The owner of the store, John Paul Mac Issac was forced to close his Mac Store in Willington Delaware after he was allegedly labelled as a hacker by Twitter’s content

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Divorce and the Alleged Recently Acquired Income Deficiency Syndrome

Divorces, often, result in battles over the amount of family assets and the income and liabilities of the primary monied spouse. In some cases, the bread earner of the family claims that the bread earners income dropped and liabilities increased, thus, leading to less of an ability to pay maintenance

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New York City Ranked 2nd Place on “Judicial Hellhole” List

New York, failing just behind Pennsylvania and just above California ranked 2nd Place on the Judicial Hellhole List for 2020. The Judicial Hellhole List is a ranking by the American Tort Reform Foundation. The full report may be found at: ATR Foundation’s Judicial Hellhole List. While, not all lawyers of

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Violation of Non-Disclosure Agreements: The Lessons from a Tell-All Book on Melania Trump

Good or bad publicity is still free press after all. And many PR professionals accept any form of publicity surrounding a book launch at no extra fee as it can spread like wildfire to readers and even non-readers alike with minimal effort. This exactly is what happened with the launch

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Challenges to Starting a Business in New York City

New York City offers entrepreneurs access to a market with consumers with high disposable income and where investors and lenders are ready to assist entrepreneurs who wish to start or grow their businesses in the Big Apple. However, that doesn’t mean that starting a business in New York is a

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Executing a Power of Attorney in New York?

Power of attorneys are necessary, in many cases, for individuals or businesses wishing to conduct business via a third party. Under § 5-1501 of New York General Obligations Law, a Power of Attorney is “a written document, other than a document referred to in section 5-1501C, by which a principal

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Protection of Private Information in New York: SHIELD Act of New York

In this digital world, there’s one thing that we cannot live without – the Internet. As we are aware, the Internet became an even more important part of our lives during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Negatives go hand-and-hand with the benefits of the Internet. As we are aware, hackers are actively

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Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in New York Courts

The United States is a contracting state to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (“Foreign Arbitral Awards Convention”). This New York law blog post details the steps necessary to recognize and enforce a foreign arbitral award

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Intestate Succession in New York: Dying without a Last Will and Testament in NY

In a previous article, we emphasized the importance of writing a “Last Will and Testament” and how a will helps protect your loved ones and allows you to determine what happens to your property after you pass. Under New York Law, when a person dies without a will, the Rules

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New Public Charge Rule Rescinded: How it Affects your Green Card Application?

A U.S. Federal Court in Illinois issued a decision rescinding the new Public Charge Rule of the Department of Homeland Security on November 2, 2020. The implementation by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) of the new Public Charge Rule is halted. Thus, this Rescinded Public Charge Rule shall

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Protecting Trade Secrets under New York Law: NY Trade Secret Law Basics

Protecting Trade Secrets, in many cases, may be the difference between success and failure of your business in New York. The post shall detail the basics of New York Trade Secret Law. The New York Court System has not adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act (“UTSA”), but has common law

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NY’s Rent Stabilization Law Deemed Constitutional in Eastern District Court of New York

In a hit to landlords in New York, a judge in the Eastern District Court of New York dismissed the claims of landlords challenging a newly implemented rent stabilization law in NY. A prior article on this matter can be found at: NYC Landlords Sue to Overturn Second Year of

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