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NLRB rule makes it easier for unions to organize

Historically, the holidays are a quiet time of year in the workforce as employees take time to enjoy the season. However, this year was different. Although many Idaho employers might not recognize it yet, this recent holiday season dropped a ...

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New development for Nampa includes streamlined Wal-Mart

I live in Boise and don’t make it out to Nampa that often these days. However, as I took a quick drive through Idaho’s second largest city over the weekend, I was surprised (again) by all the development that is ...

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Time to clean up your act

BE IT RESOLVED … to clean up your business “act” in 2012. Here are a few suggestions of areas where most small businesses would do well to pay more attention: 1. Take inventory. No, not the widget-counting kind (although if ...

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Introducing Anthony Lyons

If you’re a decision-maker in Boise, chances are you’ll soon meet up with Anthony Lyons, the new executive director of Capital City Development Corp. Lyons, who started at the job Dec. 5, is making a point of talking with everyone ...

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Co-operating with the customers

It’s well known that the Texas-based Whole Foods is building a 35,000-square-foot store on the east side of downtown Boise this year. Meanwhile, the Colorado-based Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage is hiring staff for a store it’s setting up next ...

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Exporting for international business growth

When your domestic market is anemic, you might look to foreign markets for growth opportunities. Growing your business internationally involves a number of legal issues. Exporting is a traditional and well-established method of reaching foreign markets, and involves the marketing ...

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The faces of law firm financial impropriety

Financial fraud should, in theory, never be a concern for a law firm, where ethical considerations must predominate. After all, Rule of Professional Conduct 8.4 states clearly that “[i]t is professional misconduct for a lawyer to … commit a criminal ...

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Idaho’s assault on small power producers continues

Through the actions of Idaho Power as implemented by the Idaho Public Utilities Commission, Idaho continues to enlarge the barriers to renewable energy opportunities. Meanwhile, at the national level, federal policy makers continue to try to level the playing field ...

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Consensus needed to facilitate renewable energy development on federal lands

At a time when consensus on domestic policy seems to be rare, one of the few things policy makers have long agreed on is our nation’s need to achieve greater energy independence. However, when it comes to developing energy resources ...

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Maintaining a wall between personal assets and a business entity

Filed Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Organization with the Idaho Secretary of State’s Office? Check. Approved bylaws or, in the case of an LLC, an operating agreement? Check. Obtained a federal Employer Identification Number? Check. Contacted the local media ...

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