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The Freedom to Move (access required)

Every day, hundreds of thousands of people travel across the Treasure Valley for jobs, education, commerce and socializing. How we travel directly influences the opportunities available to us. Freedom to move is a core element of personal freedom. Congestion and ...

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Independent retailers are the city’s ambassadors

Independent retailers are driven by a passion for the products that are available in their stores and the needs of the community they live in. At our shop, every book on our shelves is there because someone on our staff ...

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The Unsalesperson: Recognize these models of selfless giving (access required)

They are everywhere, and they are nowhere. Their integrity is above reproach. And they are honest to a fault. These sleeping giants – an affectionate term I don’t mind admitting I’ve borrowed from friends more creative than I – move ...

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The ever-shifting legal landscape of joint employment (access required)

Joint Employment has kept labor and employment lawyers busy in recent years. The concept of joint employment means that an employee can be simultaneously, or “jointly”, employed by two or more entities that exercise, or have the right to exercise, ...

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Idaho’s business opportunity: energy resilience

Idaho has an immediate opportunity: To capitalize on energy resilience. This will create Idaho jobs, bring revenue to the state’s rural and urban communities, and increase the security and reliability of our power grid. The ways that we produce, distribute ...

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Not all important terms are written in the contract (access required)

With construction cranes growing like tall weeds across the country as we bask in the glow of an economic boom, it is important for project owners to be aware of certain duties and warranties implied upon them under the law. ...

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As pensions are phased out, companies look at new ways to help employees save (access required)

Like fax machines, telephone booths, cassette tapes and typewriters, company-provided employee pension programs have all but been eliminated. Companies are encouraging employees to look at retirement saving programs in different ways. “Employer-sponsored retirement plans are the main conduit for employees ...

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A five-step plan for cyber risks (access required)

Cyber attacks and costly accidental losses of sensitive personal and financial information are no longer confined to retailers such as Target and Sony or banks and investment houses such as JP Morgan. Professional service firms — accountants, lawyers, financial advisors ...

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So you think you have a delay claim? Prove it (access required)

Productivity is critical for a construction project to be profitable. Changes to scope, site conditions and the manner in which the work must be performed all impact productivity in real time and reduce profits. Compensation for lost productivity depends on ...

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