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Attracting business with an old-fashioned tax cut

 Idaho’s state corporate income tax rate is 7.6 percent. The Chamber Alliance believes that reducing the rate will attract more businesses to Idaho, increasing job prospects and revenues.   What makes this proposal interesting is the reason. According to the Chamber Alliance, ...

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The American Jobs Act: what, why and how

The American Jobs Act, also known as “the Obama plan,” is intended to get us back on track by stimulating spending; improving the cost structure for businesses; creating jobs through government expenditure; smoothing the transition for displaced workers; and enhancing ...

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Choose, but do it wisely

Many businesses, in an effort to save costs and reduce administration, treat their employees as independent contractors. Typically, a business that hires an independent contactor simply writes a check to pay for the services. The employer is not obligated to ...

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One step at a time

Idaho had a good month. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics September 16 report, Idaho employment increase from July to August by 0.5 percent, which translates to an increase of 3,200 jobs. While the August numbers sound promising, Idaho failed ...

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50 ways to lose your business

As a business attorney who specializes in working with small and medium-size businesses, one of the hardest things to see is a great business idea fail due to simple mistakes that can be easily avoided. But there are ways entrepreneurs ...

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Guarding against eGuardian

Imagine this situation. You are touring New York City and marvel at the magnificence of the Brooklyn Bridge. You take multiple pictures of the structure from multiple angles. A passerby believes that you or your behavior is “suspicious” and photographs ...

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Employers now must advise employees of right to unionize

The new federal regulations as they pertain to employers change almost daily. It’s sometimes hard to know the difference between requirement or suggestion, best practice or acceptable procedure. However, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has issued a yet another ...

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Commentary: In volatile times, investors shouldn’t try to time market

You get a lot of information from the Internet, but not necessarily a lot of knowledge. And over the past month or so, we have been bombarded with a multitude of negative headlines: the U.S. credit rating is downgraded, second-quarter ...

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