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Workplace lessons from a trio of court cases (access required)

rich meneghello

They say things often come in threes – this month, I’ll review three recent court decisions to help employers learn from the mistakes of others. “Shake hands and play nice” The first decision was handed down in November 2016 from ...

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Sticking to time and budget constraints is still crucial (access required)

Christian Steinbrecher

Managing costs and schedules is an important part of the construction business. The ability to predict the cost of a project is critical to ensuring that owners can invest their money and realize returns to support their investments. Folks in ...

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Utilitarianism invades the window seat (access required)


We can all agree that the airport police officer did the unpopular thing when he yanked Dr. David Dao out of his window seat on the Chicago-Cincinnati flight. But I believe that United Airlines and its regional partner Republic Airline ...

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Venture College entrepreneur is making waves with river rafters

Anne Wallace Allen copy

If you think nothing says “summer” like the experience of rafting one of Idaho’s most storied rivers, you’re not alone. This year, there were nearly 30,000 applications submitted to float the big four: the Middle Fork of the Salmon, the ...

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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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