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How Technology Is Reshaping Legal Support

By Micki Mersky

There is little doubt that technology has changed the way most law firms operate. Document management software, web-based client communication portals, artificial intelligence and litigation case management systems are just a few examples of legal technologies that are transforming the industry. However, these technological advances aren’t only affecting the day-to-day responsibilities of lawyers, but trickle down to their support staff, as well. 

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New Business Credit for Paid Family and Medical Leave

By Carolyn Dolci, CPA and Jeanne-Marie Waldman, CPA

The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act created a business tax credit through Section 45S of the Internal Revenue Code for employers of all sizes that voluntarily offer paid family and medical leave to their employees.  The credit is based on a percentage of the wages paid to a qualifying employee taking leave for up to 12 weeks per year, provided certain statutory requirements are met.  The credit is available for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017, and before January 1, 2020.

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