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More US Supreme Court decisions expected to affect employers

The U.S. Supreme Court is kicking off a new term this month, and a number of cases will affect the world of labor and employment law. It’s tough to say how employers will be affected, but they are on a ...

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Embezzling trust in Pocatello

It’s hard to believe a trusted employee would steal, let alone steal from three different organizations. A Pocatello nonprofit was shocked to learn that one of its longtime employees stole more than $100,000 from a program that held funds in ...

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Supreme Court: FCC can speed up local land-use siting decisions regarding cell phone towers

The United States Supreme Court recently upheld the Federal Communications Commission’s authority to force local or state governments to speed up cell phone tower siting approvals. The court’s decision appears to continue its trend of deferring to federal agencies’ statutory ...

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Quick tips to help your company ‘cross the chasm’

I recently managed a repositioning process for a local company. This successful, growing technology company is making the transition from offering “a piece of hardware that fits particular niche” to “a solution that benefits the enterprise.” Moving from product selling ...

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Construction workers wanted: quality education required

A strong construction industry fuels a healthy economy, providing high-paying jobs and promising career options for young people. Well-paid workers spend money on homes, furniture, cars, and services – just about everything. This “multiplier effect” further advances the economy and ...

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Falling behind tech curve may constitute malpractice

Today, the world of the law is more than ever the world of the computer. Laptops, smartphones and tablets have all but replaced the briefcase as lawyers’ constant companions. But having technology tools available is not the same thing as ...

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Government is closed, but business is open

The government has shut down, which means Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, both of which draw tourist traffic to eastern Idaho, are closed. According to The Associated Press, thousands of disgruntled tourists are being turned away from park entries, ...

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Don’t start work until a contract is in place

After moving to my current law firm several years ago, one of my first assignments was to review a client’s high-rise building project. Although excavation had been completed and work was beginning on the underground garage levels, no contract had ...

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