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Robert Stout, Partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Alliance for Positive Health.  The Alliance is a community based organization dedicated to improving lives impacted by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses.  More information on the Alliance can be found on its website at http://www.allianceforpositivehealth.org/

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David Everett and Robert Stout, both Partners at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, were invited by the Dutchess County Department of Planning & Development to train Town, Village and City officials on common mistakes made in the land use and State Environmental Quality Review Act (“SEQRA”) processes.  Dave and Rob shared their experiences serving on and representing local boards, as well as applicants appearing before boards, offering tips on complying with legal requirements [...]

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            Whiteman Osterman & Hanna LLP proudly welcomes three new Summer Associates: Michael Jane Alexander, Catherine D. Kemp and Wale A. Salis.  Ms. Alexander of Gansevoort, New York, graduated, magna cum laude, from Lafayette College with a B.A. in History.  Ms. Alexander attends William & Mary Law School and participates in the William & Mary Law Review.  Ms. Kemp of Albany, New York, graduated from Barnard College of Columbia [...]

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On May 9, 2018, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act (the “Act”), designed to combat sexual harassment in the workplace. The Act contains provisions similar to the sexual harassment provisions contained in the 2018-2019 New York State Budget. While the New York City Human Rights Law (the “NYCHRL”) applies to employers with four or more employees in New York City, the Act eliminates this employee threshold with respect to gender-based [...]

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On May 10, 2018, USCIS issued a Policy Memorandum offering new guidance to immigration officers on the calculation of unlawful presence for those in student (F nonimmigrant), exchange visitor (J nonimmigrant), or vocational student (M nonimmigrant) status and their dependents, admitted for “duration of status” or until a specific date. Under prior USCIS policy, foreign students and exchange visitors who were admitted for, or present in the United States in, duration of status (D/S) [...]

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