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Construction accounting tax tips (access required)

Over the summer the IRS released some accounting for contracts tax tips, which provides a nice summary of questions we frequently get asked. What is an accounting method? Every taxpayer reports income and expenses on their tax return according to ...

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Home ownership rates dwindling amid millenials’ debt burdens (access required)

The American Dream is the opportunity for individuals to prosper and succeed through hard work. Many consider home ownership to be a critical aspect of the American Dream. Home ownership is important for many reasons. Homes tend to create safer ...

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Could a link to a social media friend lead to legal trouble? (access required)

Social media profiles have become an ingrained part of most of our lives. At one time they were a novelty that seemed to mostly serve the purposes of remembering Aunt Betty’s birthday or sharing the latest video of cat hijinks; ...

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How to build a socially conscious business (access required)

Millennials make up more than 50 percent of the global workforce, leading businesses to jump on the social enterprise bandwagon in part because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it now makes economic sense. Younger workers want ...

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New communications must fit old legal rules (access required)

Many contractors are noticing that old legal rules regarding communications created in the days of pencils and paper do not always reflect reality at construction sites where most project managers now operate with a smartphone or tablet. Those project managers ...

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Learning how to ask for help (access required)

Stigma holds us back; here’s how to beat it. In my line of work as a clinical psychologist, one of the biggest barriers to being able to help lawyers, law students and judges is the stigma that many feel about ...

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Is there hope for independent physicians?

It’s not easy being a physician in today’s environment.  I especially feel sorry for Idaho doctors in private practice. They are demoralized by superfluous regulations, the cost and hassle of electronic medical records, the threat of litigation, and pressure to ...

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Can employers legally stop their staff from taking selfies? (access required)

A federal appeals court ruled recently that an employer could not maintain a rule prohibiting audio or video recording in the workplace, becoming the second such court to determine that such a policy violates federal law. The July 25 decision, issued ...

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Positive drug tests among employees are rising in Idaho

Despite the fact that marijuana is illegal in Idaho, positive employment-related drug tests for marijuana in our state have risen a whopping 80 percent over the last six years, from 1 percent in 2010 to 1.8 percent in 2016. The ...

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Preparation can lessen impact of crisis (access required)

The thought of a PR crisis is daunting for one predominant reason: timing. It’s the great unknown, and given the dearth of clairvoyants, crisis anxiety is understandable. However, preparation — specifically, developing a crisis-communications protocol — can serve as a ...

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