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Paralegal Perspectives: PAR celebrates 2016, looks to 2017

The Paralegal Association of Rochester, Inc. (“PAR”) celebrated 2016 with a holiday luncheon on Dec. 14, enjoying pizza, wings, holiday goodies and fellowship with its members and sponsors. While the holidays are certainly a joyful time for many, for some, ...

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Western District Case Notes of Dec. 5, 2016

Recusal In Barnes v. Harling, et al., No. 10-CV-6164EAW (Oct. 12, 2016), plaintiff sought to recuse the District Judge based on allegations of bias and his disagreement with the judge’s earlier decisions.  The court noted first that, under 28 U.S.C. ...

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Avoiding compliance pitfalls of prevailing wage laws

Prevailing wage laws require construction workers employed by private contractors or subcontractors on public projects be paid wages and benefits at least equal to the “prevailing” wage for similar work in the locality in which the project is located. Prevailing ...

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Plan now for 2017 tax filing changes


In 2015, major legislative changes were made in the passing of the Protecting Americans From Tax Hikes Act and the Surface Transportation and Veterans Health Care Choice Improvement Act. Whether you are a business or an individual, these changes will ...

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Conley: We need more foster parents

  This morning in Monroe County Family Court is a day filled with tears, but not the usual tears shed in Family Court. Today, adoptions will be finalized in a ceremony celebrating adoptive families, and the tears will be tears ...

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