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Many employers caught between the vaccine and a hard place


Vaccine mandates are becoming more popular among large corporations and small businesses alike. But one in five Americans remain vaccine-resistant. What is an employer to do? Luke Wright, a partner at Harter Secrest & Emery LLP who practices in the area ...

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Ad battle rages in the personal injury domain

The breakup of Cellino & Barnes has had a side effect: A sustained increase in advertising by personal injury lawyers. (Bennett Loudon)

The breakup of Cellino & Barnes did more than turn one personal injury law firm into two. That very public divorce prompted advertising in the personal injury sector to spike exponentially in the Rochester marketplace and across Western New York. ...

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Expanded bottle bill might improve glass recycling but add headaches and costs

(Provided by New York Wine & Grape Foundation)

A proposed law that would extend New York’s bottle bill to wine and liquor bottles could increase recycling of glass significantly and create a cleaner stream of recycled glass, potentially making it easier to find end users in a tight ...

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Lawyers learn from pro bono service

Seventy percent of business leaders responding to Dykema Gossett PLLC’s 12th Annual M&A Outlook Survey say they would be involved in an acquisition in the next year, 43 percent in a joint venture and 48 percent in a sale. (ThinkStock)

Pro bono service becomes an essential part of a lawyer’s practice as soon as the proverbial shingle is hung. Attorneys, non-attorney staff (e.g., paralegals) and others in a firm routinely take up the cause. According to data compiled by Nixon ...

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Daily Record’s parent closes deal for Erie paper

ERIE, Pa. — One of Pennsylvania’s oldest family-owned newspapers is no longer family-owned. The Erie Times-News reports New Media Investment Group Inc. has closed Tuesday on its deal to buy the newspaper. The Times Publishing Co., which owns the newspaper ...

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Second Circuit affirms Tonawanda Coke convictions

The U. S. Attorney’s Office announced Monday that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has affirmed the 2013 convictions and sentence of the Tonawanda Coke Corp. for environmental pollution. Tonawanda Coke was convicted of 11 counts of ...

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Worker dies in accident at Tonawanda Coke plant

TONAWANDA — An employee of the Tonawanda Coke plant near Buffalo has died in an industrial accident. Authorities say a 60-year-old man was killed while doing routine maintenance on a freight elevator at about 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. The victim’s name ...

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All 17 miners stuck in Finger Lakes salt mine hoisted to surface

LANSING — Seventeen miners trapped in one of the world’s deepest salt mines were rescued Thursday morning, ending a 10-hour ordeal that began when their elevator broke down 900 feet underground. The workers were descending to the floor of the ...

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Major local accounting firms merge

Two local accounting firms have combined to offer service in five locations in Western New York. The merger between Rochester-based Insero & Co. CPAs  and Ciaschi, Dietershagen, Little, Mickelson & Company, LLP (CDLM) took place January 1, the firms announced. ...

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Sale of Daily Record’s parent finalized

Locally based GateHouse Media, LLC said Monday that its parent company, New Media Investment Group, has completed its purchase of the Business Information Division of Dolan LLC, which includes The Daily Record. The announcement came in a letter to Dolan ...

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Casinos get unanimous approval

ALBANY — State gambling regulators have approved licenses for three new casinos under construction in the Catskills, Schenectady and the Finger Lakes. On Monday, the Gaming Commission’s five members unanimously approved each without comment, concluding principals and associates cleared criminal ...

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NY group with Pittsford ties to buy Daily Record’s parent

The parent company of The Daily Record has been sold. New Media Investment Group Inc. announced Friday that it had acquired the business information unit of Dolan LLC and its 39 print and online publications, which include The Daily Record. ...

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