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How businesses are reacting to 2017 changes in tax policy (access required)

When the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 passed, reactions were mixed. Many economists and business leaders took a “wait-and-see” stance, with the most optimistic believing that slashing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to a flat 21 ...

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Click-through rate outdated as the best metric for judging ad success (access required)

Since its inception, digital advertising has been graded and evaluated by a metric known as click-through rate (CTR). This metric is calculated by the number of times your ad is clicked divided by the number of times your ad is ...

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A new era of delegated design: more risk, less certainty (access required)

It is old news that construction is all about time and managing risk. The contracting parties have always used contracts to allocate the risks of unexpected costs associated with construction. Historically, an owner would hire a design professional who furnished ...

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C-suite employment contract clauses in the wake of Weinstein (access required)

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has struck a nerve in American society and empowered individuals to speak out about sexual harassment and retaliation in the workplace. The nation appears to be at a tipping point, with revelations of sexual harassment allegations ...

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Employers can address opioid crisis in workplace (access required)

As an employer and human resource professional, I see the difficulties of running a business from many perspectives. Challenges seem never-ending and come from every direction, including employees’ personal lives. Drug abuse, especially opioid addiction, is a rapidly growing challenge ...

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When workplace diversity is missing, productivity suffers (access required)

I am a white woman who grew up in a variety of poor and working class multicultural communities, and whose family, in several iterations, has been interracial (e.g., black stepfather, black/Puerto Rican step-siblings; Cuban ex-husband; Latin children). As a 4-year-old, ...

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How promotions are handled can make or break company culture (access required)

A promotion presents a public reward and affirmation for the person promoted, of course—and it’s a powerful opportunity to promote workplace values and culture. When done right and granted to deserving team members, promotions can motivate your entire team and ...

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Report: Law firms should invest in business development, technology (access required)

Since the economic downturn in 2008, law firms of all sizes have struggled — and most have failed — to maintain profits at levels existing prior to the market’s near-collapse. During that same timeframe, technology has advanced at unprecedented rates, ...

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Another business day, another government mandate in Oregon (access required)

Paid family leave. It’s yet another hot-button issue at the intersection of business and state and federal government that will yet again change the employer-employee relationship. The issue has made national headlines as President Trump, in last month’s State of ...

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