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Commentary: Penalties and punishments for weapons charges in New York

The state of New York has some of the most restrictive weapon laws in the country, and New York City has codified even more severe restrictions. If you are facing a criminal weapons charge, or if you just have questions ...

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Commentary: 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 misdemeanor be expunged in New York City ...

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Navigating the rough winds of layoffs

Ben Mudrick

Ask anyone in management or human resources and they will tell you that the hardest part of the job is letting people go, especially when it is through no fault of their own. Fortunately, most companies have not had to ...

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Commentary: 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 seeing your grandchild or having a relationship with them? Sometimes, ...

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Preventing employee burnout and supporting mental health in the workplace

Among the mental health concerns that were exacerbated by COVID-19, one that impacts employers of all types and sizes shows no signs of slowing: employee burnout. According to an online survey of human capital leaders conducted by The Conference Board ...

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Commentary: How overturning Roe v. Wade will impact parenting rights

In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade that a constitutional right to privacy exists, based on decades of precedent going back to 1891. The Court specifically references the right to privacy as having roots in the First, ...

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Commentary: Toward a More Perfect Union?

The Law Day theme this year — “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change” — at first struck me as a dodge, an effort to avoid talking about the disease that afflicts America by shifting the ...

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