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Choosing the next-level leader for a family business (access required)

Imagine starting a business that specializes in building tiny houses. Potential new customers are contacting you daily. Two of your children have joined you, and the business has grown. So far, all business leadership aspects have been handled within the ...

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New federal trade secret law affects Idaho employers (access required)

Employers are revising their agreements with employees as a result of the recently enacted federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, or DTSA, of 2016. Those revisions will affect agreements, such as confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, that restrict an employee’s use or ...

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Trucking regulation tips for contractors (access required)

Transportation of supplies and materials to a construction site is the lifeblood of a successful project. To meet this end, contractors big and small own and operate fleets of commercial motor vehicles to carry out their construction activities. Many contractors, ...

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Want change? Define it and then drive it (access required)

Whether you are driving change or scrambling to react to it, see it as a beacon of hope or specter of doom, for most of us, our world is in a constant state of flux. It doesn’t have to be ...

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New OSHA online reporting rule sparks debate in high-risk industries (access required)

On May 30, OSHA issued a final rule regarding reporting requirements for qualifying industries.  The new rule (to be codified at 29 C.F.R. Part 1904) requires certain companies to report workplace injuries and illnesses data online to OSHA.  This includes companies ...

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NLRB has made this summer a downer for employers (access required)

Over the last few months, employers have felt a one-two punch from the National Labor Relations Board.  The agency issued a pair of union-friendly decisions that will have reverberations for years to come. It’s definitely been a cruel summer for ...

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An entrepreneur finds his element in Boise

Johnny Schillereff, who founded the Element skateboard gear and clothing company in 1992, recently rolled into Boise to open the skateboard hive he’s created at 304 Americana Blvd., next to the newly expanded Rhodes skateboard park. In a talk at ...

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Some ideas won’t go away

“I’ll be baaaack” was the famous retort of The Terminator as played by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first of a series of movies about cyborgs sent back in time to readjust history. Some people, and even some ideas, simply won’t ...

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Law associates, are you taking a real vacation this summer? (access required)

In the busy world of law firms and intimidating goals for billable hours, the time spent at the firm can grow, and the time spent outside of work can diminish. Most associates feel pressure, either internal or external, to impress, ...

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