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Before pushing the ‘send’ key… (access required)

The average worker sends and receives about 140 emails per day. And lawyers, of course, are above average. I do worry that the constant flow of emails can prevent me from thinking. In 1961, Kurt Vonnegut published a short story ...

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Idaho educators say farewell to PTECH program for high-schoolers

As June winds to a close, so does PTECH, or the Pathways to Early Career High School program, a four-year-old effort that aimed to help rural Idaho students continue their education after high school graduation. PTECH was the work of ...

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FLSA compliance is still important for employers

Many of us have heard the adage “the only constant is change,” and nothing could be truer of employment laws and regulations. With a seemingly countless number of new laws and amended regulations, even the most diligent employers can quickly ...

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Best practices create fair housing for all

The low rental vacancy rate and high cost of renting in the Treasure Valley has created high competition for available housing, particularly for affordable and workforce housing. Because of the tight housing market, housing discrimination is even more prevalent, particularly ...

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ABA survey shows lawyers are more mobile than ever (access required)

The iPhone was released in 2007, and it revolutionized the way that we communicate and access information. Once a novelty, smartphones are now commonplace in the legal profession. This is because lawyers jumped on the mobile bandwagon fairly quickly, unlike ...

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Navigating uncertainty: Legal options for manufacturers confronting tariffs (access required)

Pursuant to a series of Proclamations issued by President Trump, tariffs recently went into effect on all steel and aluminum articles imported into the United States from countries other than Argentina, Australia, Brazil, and South Korea. Exemptions granted to Canada, ...

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Is fast thinking slowing you down? (access required)

In 2012, Facebook conducted an experiment to see whether it could influence the emotions and postings of its users by curating news feed content calculated to manipulate mood. The experiment worked. If you had any doubt that your decision-making is ...

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United States needs infrastructure investment now more than ever (access required)

We can no longer wait for future generations to address this nation’s crumbling infrastructure. We need to act now. The problem is substantial, to say the least. The American Society of Civil Engineers predicts that failing to close the infrastructure ...

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