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Tax changes in store for 2014

Fae Riegert

Idaho income tax law generally conforms to federal income tax law. In fact, one of the first items on the Idaho Legislature’s agenda when they convene in January is the annual conformity bill. But conformity doesn’t mean that preparing an ...

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Oil and gas investments come with specific tax ramifications (access required)

robbins large

Q: I have a friend who swears by his investments in oil and gas. He is trying to get me to invest also, but to be honest I really don’t understand this business. I’ve always heard I should not invest ...

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Six must-have apps for every lawyer’s new iPad

Nicole Black

You received exactly what you’d asked for this holiday season, and now you’re holding a shiny, new iPad in your hands. Now what? How do you figure out which apps to download to help to make you a more effective, ...

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Contractors, set your goals for 2014


I am a list person. I don’t mean that I just casually sit down and make a “to do” list each day. No, if you’ve ever stepped foot in my office, you have seen two giant whiteboards filled with goals, ...

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Computers: Sucking our will to live since 1975

Cady McGovern

A nationwide survey commissioned by Crucial.com indicates Americans lose four days each year waiting for their computers to behave, cutting into precious time survey respondents say they’d rather spend exercising, sleeping or planning healthy meals. I always knew the machines ...

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Balancing wellness programs and employee privacy (access required)

Michelle Hicks WEB

Whenever I work with an employer to promote its wellness offerings, one of the first topics we discuss is employee privacy. This is because the most purposeful programs ask employees to share information that is so personal they may not ...

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Well-designed employee wellness programs pay off

Padma Gadepally

Poor employee health costs money. Absenteeism, disability and reduced work output all take a toll, personally and professionally. In fact, the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion estimates that productivity losses related to personal and family health ...

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Core standards matter to business

Bob Lokken

Imagine for a moment today is Jan. 1, 2019, and your business is thriving. So much so that you need to fill 60 key positions in the coming year, all of which require technical skills and/or education beyond high school. ...

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Enforcing a mechanic’s lien (access required)

Randy Schmitz Web

Mechanic’s liens are vitally important to ensure contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers get paid for performing labor or providing materials to construct buildings or otherwise improving land. A lien provides a secured interest in the land upon which the work was ...

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