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IP possibilities, pitfalls in a cannabis business (access required)

jonathan-wachs-featured

Whether you own a restaurant, car dealership, widget factory or any other business, soon after you begin to enjoy commercial success you will likely search for opportunities to increase the scope of your operations. By making your goods or services ...

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Sexual orientation discrimination law has courts split (access required)

Sean Ray Web

Recent headlines may have employers wondering whether federal law prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation. Many employers are already familiar with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which is the federal law prohibiting discrimination based on a ...

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Business succession planning in the Trump era (access required)

Carmen Calzacorta Web

There is a lot of speculation about how the Trump era will impact the construction industry – from the border wall, to pipeline projects, to fast-track future projects, to a focus on infrastructure needs, to proposed tax and regulatory changes. ...

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LSAT should test for grit and logic (access required)

Sybil Dunlop copy

Last month, Harvard Law School announced that it would no longer require applicants to take the LSAT to apply. Applicants can now submit either LSAT scores or scores from their Graduate Record Examination (more commonly known as the GRE). According ...

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Beware: uptick in sexual harassment claims possible (access required)

rich meneghello

Whenever the topic of sexual harassment reaches mainstream media outlets, people are bound to take notice. And when sexual harassment allegations involving a prominent public figure like Bill O’Reilly appear in the headlines of just about every major national and ...

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Traditional and valued-added services for real estate entities (access required)

stephen-h-berardi-featured

Commercial real estate companies (such as property developers, owners, investors, managers and lenders) face unique income tax, development, accounting and financial reporting issues. The best source for expert solutions to these issues are accounting firms that provide traditional accounting services ...

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The short end: abandoning the leasehold (access required)

alex-semanko-featured

It is a fear for many landlords when they decide to go into the rental property business: What happens if someone rents your property and then decides they want to break their lease early?  This is where things can get ...

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HR panel: Shelve the policy manuals in favor of training and trust

Anne Wallace Allen copy

The Meridian human resources company Ameriben is a huge place by Idaho standards – it has 700 employees and expects to double in size in the next four years. It hired 20 people just last week. But when Human Resources ...

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Cautionary tales for commercial property managers

jill-laney-featured

The real estate market is perking along at a fairly healthy pace. Even so, property managers must manage struggling tenants from time to time. While this is inevitable in any market, there are some steps that property managers can take ...

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How to avoid suits over employee dismissals (access required)

joan-morrow-featured

People get fired every day. The majority of them just go away, sometimes very angry, but at least they go away and don’t sue. Why is that? Is it because their termination met all of their employer’s “we’re safe!” criteria ...

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