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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Paystubs that show wage theft.

Wage Theft Could Put Business Owners Behind Bars

Although wage theft is a crime under both state and federal law, violators rarely face imprisonment. That is why the Heiferman & Associates team, and other employment lawyers in the New York City area, still talk about a case from a few years ago that saw a local restaurant owner thrown in jail for short-changing […]

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Man opening pay check with new minimum wage rates in place.

New Minimum Wage Rates Now In Effect

On December 31, 2019, the ball dropped in Times Square, we closed out the decade, and the minimum wage increased. Employers need to make adjustments so their employees get paid what they are owed, and employees need to double-check their pay stubs to ensure they are not getting shorted.  However, the rate of pay is […]

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Counterfeit sunglasses being sold on NYC street.

New York City Counterfeit Culture Is Alive And Well

It is awards season, which means you cannot turn on the tv, or pass a newsstand without seeing a story about what your favorite stars were wearing on the red carpet. A celebrity’s answer to the shouted question “Who are you wearing?” drives trends, and increases the demand for whatever luxury good they are not-so-subtly […]

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