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New federal trade secret law affects Idaho employers (access required)

rosholt & husch featured

Employers are revising their agreements with employees as a result of the recently enacted federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, or DTSA, of 2016. Those revisions will affect agreements, such as confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, that restrict an employee’s use or ...

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Trucking regulation tips for contractors (access required)

Jeremiah and Zahniser

Transportation of supplies and materials to a construction site is the lifeblood of a successful project. To meet this end, contractors big and small own and operate fleets of commercial motor vehicles to carry out their construction activities. Many contractors, ...

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Want change? Define it and then drive it (access required)

Karen Natzel Web

Whether you are driving change or scrambling to react to it, see it as a beacon of hope or specter of doom, for most of us, our world is in a constant state of flux. It doesn’t have to be ...

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New OSHA online reporting rule sparks debate in high-risk industries (access required)

Jamie Moon featured

On May 30, OSHA issued a final rule regarding reporting requirements for qualifying industries.  The new rule (to be codified at 29 C.F.R. Part 1904) requires certain companies to report workplace injuries and illnesses data online to OSHA.  This includes companies ...

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NLRB has made this summer a downer for employers (access required)

rich meneghello

Over the last few months, employers have felt a one-two punch from the National Labor Relations Board.  The agency issued a pair of union-friendly decisions that will have reverberations for years to come. It’s definitely been a cruel summer for ...

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An entrepreneur finds his element in Boise

Anne Wallace Allen copy

Johnny Schillereff, who founded the Element skateboard gear and clothing company in 1992, recently rolled into Boise to open the skateboard hive he’s created at 304 Americana Blvd., next to the newly expanded Rhodes skateboard park. In a talk at ...

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Some ideas won’t go away

Stanley Hupfeld featured

“I’ll be baaaack” was the famous retort of The Terminator as played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first of a series of movies about cyborgs sent back in time to readjust history. Some people, and even some ideas, simply won’t ...

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Law associates, are you taking a real vacation this summer? (access required)

Shawn Healy copy

In the busy world of law firms and intimidating goals for billable hours, the time spent at the firm can grow, and the time spent outside of work can diminish. Most associates feel pressure, either internal or external, to impress, ...

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Recent statistics underscore economic recovery’s weakness (access required)

William Rutherford Web

The gross domestic product numbers just posted show U.S economic growth at 1.2 percent for the second quarter of 2016, and when added to the numbers for the first quarter, they show anemic 0.9 percent growth for the year to ...

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