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L.J. D'Arrigo, a Partner with Whiteman Osterman & Hanna's Immigration practice group, was interviewed for a recent Times Union article on H-2A visas, and the increase of guest workers at New York farms.  Please click here to view the article.

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Michael Whiteman, founding Partner at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, was honored by the Senior Services of Albany at its 21st Annual Third Age Achievement Awards held at Wolfert's Roost Country Club.  The award recognizes the contributions Michael has made in the community in the area of Law.  The Third Age Achievement Awards are not “lifetime achievement” awards, but rather, they honor the contributions being made by individuals in the Capital Region since [...]

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Whiteman Osterman & Hanna's Labor and Employment Group recently presented a seminar titled “Preparing Employers for New York’s Paid Family Leave Law” in Albany. The panel discussion focused on the responsibilities that organizations will have under New York’s new Paid Family Leave Benefits Law that will go into effect in July.  Bob Schofield, a partner with the Labor and Employment Group moderated the session, and additional panelists included Monica Skanes, an [...]

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Scott Fein, partner, and Claiborne Walthall, associate, attorneys at Whiteman Osterman & Hanna, contributed and edited the recent publication entitled:  Protections in the New York State Constitution Beyond the Federal Bill of Rights.  The New York State Constitution protects individual rights in many ways the U.S. Constitution does not. This publication illustrates some of the ways in which certain rights are more expansively protected – while other rights are recognized in [...]

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A commentary written by Whiteman Osterman & Hanna immigration attorney L.J. D'Arrigo was published in the April 27 edition of the Albany Times Union.  The commentary focused on reforming immigration job laws to ease the burden on employers who hire foreign workers. Please click here to download the full commentary

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