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Are you prepared for a successful descent?

According to a study put out by the Pepperdine Private Capital Market’s report, the number one reason business owners contacted a broker or investment banker to sell their business in 2018 was due to retirement. Most business owners approach planning ...

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Five ways to overcome hiring challenges in a hot market

Idaho’s unemployment has remained steadily under 3% for 18 consecutive months and significant competition for the most skilled candidates remains. With every new job created, that competition only increases. Job candidates can afford to be very selective, and more and ...

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Businesses not required to provide cell phones for employees

“In a cost-cutting move, senior management says we will no longer be able to provide cell phones to our employees. From now on, my team will be expected to provide their own phone for work purposes. Is this legal? And ...

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Navigating the winding road toward driverless mobility

As we all watch automakers and autonomous tech companies team up in various alliances, it’s natural to wonder about their significance and what the future will bring. Are we realizing that autonomous driving technology and its acceptance by society could ...

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When a contractor refuses to perform work without a change order

No matter how perfect a set of drawings may appear at the beginning of a project, the scope of the project will invariably change. The easiest and best way to address a change, and its resulting impact on the schedule ...

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A mobile strategy is a must for advertisers in digital age

A report was recently released by eMarketer that analyzed how U.S. consumers spend time with various types of media. The average time spent with almost every type of media was down from last year. The average American adult is spending ...

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Hiring and retaining construction labor is critical for Idaho’s future

The ability to hire and retain talented construction labor at all levels of education and expertise is creating several challenges throughout Idaho. Because there simply aren’t as many qualified people to fill and run crews, companies are forced to either ...

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Electronic signature sufficient for supporting deposition

Every summer, during the course of conducting research for the annual update to the book I co-author with Judge Karen Morris, “Criminal Law in New York,” I often come across cases that offer an interesting take on the intersection of ...

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Can a business owner require staffers to get vaccinated?

Small business owners worried about the spread of measles may want to be sure their staffers have been vaccinated, but before issuing any orders, they should speak with a labor law attorney or human resources consultant. An employer generally is ...

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How Idaho ushered in the largest regulatory cuts in state history

When I took office as Idaho’s 33rd Governor in January, I was determined to follow through on my promise to reduce regulatory burdens on Idaho citizens and businesses. Six months later, we have cut or simplified 40% of Idaho regulations! ...

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