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Compensation discussions in the board room (access required)


Did you ever ask your parents “How much do you get paid?” If you did, you probably got the same response I did, which is awkward silence followed by, “It’s not polite to ask people what they get paid.” Lesson ...

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Lack of ADA accommodation request may not matter (access required)


Two recent appellate court decisions remind employers to be vigilant about employees who may not be asking for a disability accommodation, but who are nevertheless owed one by law. An engineer for a gun manufacturer did not have a lot ...

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Let’s keep the nonprofit sector neutral (access required)


Under terms of the 1954 federal legislation (named for its principal sponsor, then-Sen. Lyndon Johnson), churches and other nonprofit organizations that are exempt from taxation “are absolutely prohibited from directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in, any political campaign ...

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Tax breaks available to help brewpubs (access required)


Over the past few years, it has become clear that craft beer is trending in the fast casual scene. While most fast casuals are stocking and selling, brewing their own beer is just around the corner. Owning and operating a ...

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Boldly take the road leading from uncertainty to confidence (access required)

Karen Natzel Web

Who doesn’t want more confidence? At an organizational level, we may seek certainty for the sake of stability or profitability. Our level of confidence may be impacted by marketplace conditions, trust in leadership, resources, infrastructure, strategy or culture. Confidence is ...

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Survey shows how lawyers use technology in 2017 (access required)

Nicole black Web

Technology is inescapable. Its impact on our culture has been tremendous. In the business world, technology has helped to streamline processes and improve efficiencies. Although most lawyers weren’t first in line when it came to using technology in their practices, ...

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Boise’s glass-polishing nonprofit has hit a rough spot

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Many workers lack the most basic skills necessary to stay employed. Those skills – like showing up on time, working all day, following directions, and dressing properly – frustrate employers who say they know how to teach the job skills. ...

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Think about cash management as you plan (access required)


As a business owner and specifically in the construction industry, you can never underestimate the importance of positive cash flows and good cash management. A number of businesses who are seemingly successful have struggled and ultimately failed due to poor ...

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Case underscores importance of lawyer-accountant communication (access required)


Accounting for many financial statement items requires open communication between company legal counsel and the accounting group, with accounting for litigation loss contingencies possibly requiring the most communication. Litigation loss contingencies involve complicated judgments and predictions about future events. In ...

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