Posts By Tully Rinckey PLLC

Labor Day Serves as Reminder of Federal Employment Leave Rights

For many families, Labor Day marks the end of summer, the start of college football, and an extra day off of work. First established in 1882 in the aftermath of the deadly Pullman Strike, Labor Day originally served as a day to honor labor and trade organizations and their members. Over 120 years later, itRead… Read more »

Key component of Arizona immigration law on hold as debate over states rights ensues

In what has been one of the most debated questions in American political history, the question over state and federal authority is still at the forefront of American political discourse, some 222 years after the ratification of the Constitution. In this instance, the issue centers over immigration and the power of an individual state toRead… Read more »

Report says number of federal employees with targeted disabilities holding steady

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently released its annual report on the federal work force for fiscal year 2009. The report assesses the state of equal employment opportunity throughout the federal work force. The reported cited the fact that for the first time since 1995, the percentage of people with targeted disabilities inRead… Read more »

20th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by President George H.W. Bush. The ADA prohibits, among other things, discrimination in employment by private companies and state and local governments based on an individual’s disability. Under the ADA, employers are required to find ways to accommodate aRead… Read more »

Growing national security apparatus highlights potential roadblocks to obtaining and keeping a security clearance.

A recent Washington Post article detailed what it cites as a top secret national intelligence infrastructure that has been steadily growing since September 11th, 2001. The Post highlights the fact that some 854,000 people hold top secret security clearances, nearly 1.5 times as many people that live in Washington D.C. itself. According to Tully RinckeyRead… Read more »

Tully Rinckey gets Vietnam Vet an increase in benefits

A disabled Vietnam Veteran will now receive an increase in benefits as a result of a ruling by the Merit Systems Protections Board. The Merit Systems Protection Board is an independent, quasi-judicial agency in the Executive branch that serves as the guardian of Federal merit systems. William Barth, a service disabled Vietnam veteran, sent aRead… Read more »