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Keeping Your Balance: The importance of oversight in small organizations

There was recently a story in my local paper about an individual allegedly stealing substantially all the funds from an organization that had been serving young athletes in the area for more than a decade. The organization was well-meaning and ...

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Law firms are turning their eyes toward attorneys’ well-being

The legal community’s efforts to help ensure that attorneys stay well, both mentally and physically, has become a movement during the past few years. While there has long been help for attorneys suffering from or at risk for substance abuse, ...

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The ever-shifting legal landscape of joint employment (access required)

Joint Employment has kept labor and employment lawyers busy in recent years. The concept of joint employment means that an employee can be simultaneously, or “jointly”, employed by two or more entities that exercise, or have the right to exercise, ...

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LinkedIn for lawyers (access required)

Mark C.D. Newall has the better part of three decades’ experience helping lawyers develop their careers, and LinkedIn is one tool he considers indispensable in the process. Newall, a partner at Essex Partners and principal at Keystone Partners Legal in ...

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Construction costs keep rising as tariff anxiety festers (access required)

Construction costs climbed again in May, following price increases this spring driven by trade disputes over steel, aluminum and lumber. The cost of all goods used in construction increased 8.8 percent year-over-year in May. Among individual types of materials, some of ...

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Fed survey: Small businesses report better access to credit (access required)

A new report finds that 46 percent of small businesses with at least one employee that applied for credit in 2017 received the full amount they sought, an increase from 40 percent the year before. The Small Business Credit Survey ...

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Report: Homes sold faster than ever in 2017 (access required)

Home shoppers should be prepared to move quickly when they find a home they want, as homes sold at their fastest pace on record in 2017. It took 81 days to sell the median U.S. home in 2017, nine days faster ...

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AGC: Construction costs climbed in March (access required)

Construction costs climbed again in March, with increases for a wide range of building materials, including many that are subject to proposed tariffs that could drive prices still higher and cause scarcities, according to an analysis by the Associated General ...

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Study: landlords might be falling short on screening renters

More than half of all landlords don’t conduct credit checks on their renters, according to a national study. The Real Property Management franchise surveyed 290 landlords nationally in January for its research, which was carried out by the Boston firm ...

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Washington state to develop building codes for mass-timber construction (access required)

While Oregon developers seem to be taking more direct action when it comes to mass-timber building techniques, Washington lawmakers are also trying to leave their mark on the industry. According to a recent report in industry publication The Architect’s Newspaper, ...

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