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Legal term review: a litigation terminology cheat sheet (access required)

The good news is the construction business is booming. The bad news is that litigation is too. The legal world is complex to navigate. Below is a quick and dirty list of basic litigation terminology for people finding themselves in the ...

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Looking to the future in office design

What do you think of when you hear the term “office?”  What image flashes through your mind? I believe for most of us, the answer is based on our own experiences from our careers, or from visiting an office that ...

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Everything you think you know about millennials is wrong (access required)

I really don’t know why an article about modular furniture finally pushed me over the edge, but that’s where I find myself, and so I’m here today to tell you that almost everything you’ve ever read about millennials is wrong. ...

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It’s time to review that partnership/operating agreement (access required)

If your partnership was audited, would you want the IRS to select your representative? If you joined a partnership this year and it was subject to a tax assessment related to a year when you were not a partner, would ...

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Addressing harassment in the workplace: get it right (access required)

We are all learning from the #metoo social movement. The report accompanying Time’s Person of the Year selection of “The Silence Breakers” is sobering and should be read as a call to action. Good employers know that the best way ...

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Tiny homes could play a big role in alleviating housing shortages (access required)

A paper given at a recent urban design conference by Heather Shearer of Griffith University in Australia may be helpful in addressing housing shortages, especially with regard to affordable units. Shearer suggests that “tiny homes” may play a role. Tiny ...

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Family businesses need objective advisors (access required)

After a lifetime of dedication and success, your client is ready to retire from the family business. He’s designated his two adult sons as 50/50 owners. One has worked in the company for a decade. In fact, he’s second in ...

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Some legal concepts every construction foreman should know (access required)

Have you ever filed a construction contract after signature, only to have it surface in the event of a contract dispute, with terms unfamiliar to all parties except the principal and signatory on the document? One of the only constants ...

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Make a fresh start in marketing, business development (access required)

Season changes are a great time to start fresh and focus on marketing and business development. Law firms and individual lawyers can use this time to reflect on current practices, get back on track, develop a plan of action, and ...

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How to stay OK with OSHA (access required)

Construction projects, both big and small, pose a host of safety risks and challenges. Ask anyone who has ever swung a hammer and they will tell you that sometimes accidents on a jobsite are unavoidable. Construction employers, and in some ...

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