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Case underscores importance of lawyer-accountant communication (access required)

Accounting for many financial statement items requires open communication between company legal counsel and the accounting group, with accounting for litigation loss contingencies possibly requiring the most communication. Litigation loss contingencies involve complicated judgments and predictions about future events. In ...

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Practical collection alternatives in non-lien situations (access required)

There are few things more frustrating than not getting paid for services and/or goods. It is especially frustrating when the amounts owed are fairly modest because multiple, small delinquent accounts can add up to a hefty sum and affect cash ...

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Hiring, with a marketing touch (access required)

True story: A soon-to-be Ph.D. in an in-demand tech field was recently interviewed for a summer job by two of the major West Coast-based international tech companies. Each hosts a large summer internship program as essentially a “road test” of ...

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Good HR directors are in tune with management and with workers

Very much like librarians, human resources managers have acquired a bad reputation over the years. Where librarians are seen as the killjoys who hush library patrons, HR people are often viewed as the administrators who kill the best ideas – ...

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Contract tips for architects and engineers (access required)

A professional designer, such as an architect or engineer, will enter into many contracts to provide services. Owners often will not acknowledge design professionals’ narrow profit margins or limited access to assets and expendable capital to fund large payouts. When ...

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Solo practitioners: handling the fear of delegating (access required)

In order for any law practice to expand, additional personnel and delegation of tasks are required. On the surface it makes logical sense that, in order to expand a legal practice, you need more and more people to do the ...

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These local architects plan to stir up some dust

Idaho architects tend to keep a low profile. The new president and president-elect of the Idaho office of American Institute of Architects, or AIA, want to change that. Retired architect Jeremy Jeffers and John Day, a senior project manager with ...

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Social media for the reluctant (access required)

Anyone who knows me well will vouch for the fact that I am not a fan of social media. Having tried Facebook many years ago and only to shut down my profile soon after, I feel liberated from the traps ...

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Constantly surfing the web at work? Surprise! You’re fired (access required)

This should probably go without saying, but spending one’s entire workday on the internet can lead to termination. Shocking, no? But this news apparently came as a surprise to a water department employee who was fired after his bosses found ...

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Why Boise Elevated backs Boise School District bond

Boise Elevated, a non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of Boise City through business and community involvement, strongly encourages Boise voters to approve the Boise School District (BSD) school bond on March 14th. The value that our community derives from ...

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