New York Court System Requires Masks Again Effective August 13, 2021

The New York State Courts Administrative Judge recently revised mask-wearing guidance for NY Courts. New York State is currently listed as an area of substantial or high transmission of COVID-19. The CDC stated that vaccinated individuals should be wearing masks or face coverings indoors, in public areas. Until further notice, several programs permitting court users […]

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U.S. Department of State Extends COVID-Related National Interest Exemptions (NIE) for Travelers Subject to Presidential Proclamations

On June 29, 2021, the U.S. Department of State extended National Interest Exceptions (NIE). This applies to travelers subject to Presidential Proclamations (PPs). These include PPs: 9984, 9992, 10143, 10199, and others related to the spread of COVID-19. Unless otherwise stated, NIEs are valid for 12 months from the date of approval. NIE’s are valid […]

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The Importance of Properly Filed Taxes for Marriage-Based Green Card and Citizenship Applications

At times, the immigration attorneys at Heiferman & Associates see tax returns with errors. These errors can negatively affect marriage-based immigration applications. Tax returns for Green card or citizenship applicants based on marriage, usually should check the box “married filing jointly”. Sometimes individuals incorrectly claim head of household. By claiming head of household, tax filers […]

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Sealing and Expungement of Criminal Records

Don’t let past mistakes prevent future success. The criminal defense lawyers at Heiferman & Associates are here to help. Certain people with criminal records may be able seal up to 2 criminal convictions in New York. The sealing of records will make these convictions invisible to most potential employers. It is also possible to expunge […]

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EEOC GUIDANCE ON COVID VACCINATION POLICIES IN THE WORKPLACE

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) recently issued guidance how businesses who implement vaccination requirements should handle workers who opt out due to a disability or religion. The EEOC is allowing employers to exclude employees from the workplace when there is no reasonable accommodation possible. Furthermore, administering vaccinations or requesting proof of vaccination for […]

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Heiferman & Associates, PLLC COVID-19 Update

During this time of concern Heiferman & Associates is here for our clients! We prioritize the health and safety of our clients and employees. We are providing the same excellent service under strict safety precautions. Our team is equipped to work remotely and provide services over the phone or via video conferencing (Zoom, Skype, Google, […]

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