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Union’s abusive tactics in business battle prove costly (access required)

For the first time in American labor law history, a jury found that a union defamed and disparaged an employer while waging a bitter organizing campaign, costing the union at least $5.3 million. The September jury award spells bad news ...

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Redefining priorities: risk management and more (access required)

It has been said that you can identify a person’s priorities by taking a close look at their calendar and their checkbook. We find this to be true with individuals and businesses in the construction industry as well. We all ...

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Welcome to [wherever]. Thanks for visiting. Now go home.

In every place I have ever lived, there have been locals who took a dim view of newcomers. In areas with a high quality of life, residents value the low population density that means less traffic, shorter lines, and less ...

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Want to sell your medical practice? Look beyond the hospital (access required)

The good news: The future is bright for physician practices if they know how to structure their business operations and have a vision for participating in new payment methodologies. The bad news: Many physicians are simply giving up under the ...

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Get to know Gen Z (access required)

College admissions offices are already aggressively changing recruiting tactics to appeal to Gen Zs. Randstad North America is already advising employers how to manage the soon-to-be Gen Z-infused workforce. So who are Gen Zs and why are they starting to ...

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Where art meets business, and the two get along

When his two children both decided to major in the arts in college, Marc Chopin did what any father who is an economist would do: He nudged them toward a minor in business, reasoning that this would help them face ...

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Post-accident OSHA drug testing (access required)

When the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, announced its latest batch of rule changes a few months ago, most employers focused on the increased reporting requirements and the imminent public posting of injury information to the agency’s ...

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Multifamily housing in the Boise market (access required)

One of the hottest segments of the commercial real estate market right now is multi-family housing. Throughout Boise, projects have been completed or are nearing completion, driven by demand from millennials, “empty nesters” and Boise State University students. Recent projects ...

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Processing election rhetoric? Best to do it at home.

Like most people who are paying attention to this season’s presidential race, I have read and heard things over the past few weeks that have caused genuine soul-searching. It’s hard to process all of it. My first impulse is to ...

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Coming soon: paid sick leave for federal contractors (access required)

On September 29, the United States Department of Labor published final rules implementing Executive Order 13706 mandating up to seven days of paid sick time for employees who perform work on certain federal contracts. The rules will go into effect ...

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