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Employers have had a roller coaster of a year (access required)

rich meneghello

You’ve survived 2016 – barely – and entered the new year. The past one was no doubt a roller-coaster year for employers, filled with tremendous ups and downs. Now that the year is in our rearview mirror, it’s time to ...

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Top trends in accounting for 2017 (access required)

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Our firm, Postlethwaite & Netterville, is heavily involved in the accounting profession, with team members serving at the local, state, and national level. Our professionals have chaired technical issues committees and state and local committees, and served on national standards ...

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Law schools, lawyers, and dead philosophers (access required)

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Many law schools have let their students down over the past decade. To begin with, students have been graduating with staggering debt loads. Even perennial fourth-tier schools often leave their graduates more than $150,000 in the red. Then, contrary to ...

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‘To cloud’ or ‘not to cloud’ ….. that is the question. (access required)

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We must welcome the future, remembering that soon it will be the past, and we must respect the past, knowing that once it was all that was humanly possible. — George Santayana There was a time when the only option ...

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Stepping backwards in healthcare would be costly to Idaho businesses

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Passed in 2010, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, or ACA, had a major impact on Idaho’s businesses, including Idaho’s health care and health insurance industries. The primary focus of the ACA was to reduce the number of people ...

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Boundaries and limitations: What’s the difference? (access required)

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One of the main causes of high levels of stress and burnout is the feeling that you lack control over the important aspects of your work life. Whether this refers to the seemingly endless workload or the constant pressure to ...

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Congress must act on new FBI hacking powers (access required)

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On Dec. 1, the federal government enacted the most significant (publicly disclosed) expansion of government surveillance authorities since the passage of the FISA Amendments Act, or FAA, of 2008, which put Congress’ stamp of approval on the Bush administration’s warrantless ...

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Participants in a joint venture must plan carefully (access required)

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It is commonly accepted that teamwork has significant advantages, but in competitive industries the idea of partnering with a competitor can often seem counterintuitive. What benefits are there to gain from joining forces with a rival? As many contractors and ...

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The rising trend in cyberwarfare that is paralyzing businesses (access required)

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A recent government report estimates that, on average, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks have occurred daily since January 1, 2016, a 300 percent increase over the approximately 1,000 attacks per day in 2015. These attacks focus on the healthcare industry ...

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Find your business niche (access required)

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As more time goes on, I am seeing even more clearly how beneficial my decision to focus on such a narrow niche really is. I reconnected with a colleague that I had not talked to in a few years because ...

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