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Demystifying the medical bill

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You know how a medical visit these days tends to result in a welter of confusing bills and mysterious charges? Well, Kent Ivanoff used to get those bills, too. When the former Capital One executive moved back to his home ...

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At Life’s Kitchen graduation: ‘I did it’

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Jasper Burchard had been out of school and at home, unemployed, for two years when she started taking the bus from Caldwell to Life’s Kitchen in Boise for a food service training program. On Nov. 13, she stood up at ...

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Contractors must accept the realities of business exits (access required)

Carmen Calzacorta Web

Contractors likely have been forced to think about and probably document an “exit plan” at the request of their surety or banker or maybe family. One of these parties may have insisted on seeing paperwork that shows a plan is ...

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Opioid addiction is a workforce problem (access required)

ted-streuli

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter put opioids on the top of his list as soon as he took office, forming an opioid task force to figure out how best to stem the tide of addiction and overdose deaths. President Trump recently ...

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HR professionals: If you don’t act against harassment, who will?

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A few months ago, Susan Fowler, a former engineer at Uber described her “…very strange year…” by exposing the rampant, blatant sexual harassment she encountered on her very first day on a new team, perpetrated by her new boss.  It ...

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Take control of construction litigation costs (access required)

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Everyone knows litigation can be expensive, yet many construction professionals are unaware that some costs can be avoided via advance planning and more thorough organization and management of project information. If you think you may have left money on the table ...

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Good news about employee handbooks (access required)

rich meneghello

The past eight years have been tough for employers when it comes to maintaining reasonable policies for employees. For those not keeping up, the National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB, has routinely pronounced what most would consider to be commonplace ...

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Real estate researcher: ‘We are in a long cycle, not boom or bust’

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Remember how the millennials were all moving to the city, eschewing automobiles and prompting apartment growth? Well, that generation – born in the 1980s and early 1990s – is growing up, and now they’re headed to the suburbs. And not ...

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