Quantcast
Home / Commentary (page 49) /

Commentary

A case for the liberal arts

Today’s focus on STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is laudable, and no doubt helps guide impressionable young people into fields of study that will equip them directly for employment in today’s highly technical workforce. That said, there is ...

Read More »

The time is right for low-water fixtures in Idaho (access required)

All is not so good when it comes to water in Idaho. Groundwater reserves, contained in layers of rock known as aquifers, peaked in the 1950s and have been dropping ever since. It looks like some of the other water-related ...

Read More »

Joint tenancy accounts with rights of survivorship

This article summarizes the recent Idaho law changes related to joint tenancy (owner) investment accounts held by lawfully married persons with rights of survivorship. A joint tenancy account with right of survivorship allows married persons to own the account with ...

Read More »

Name change for Career and Technical Education division is a good start (access required)

On Feb. 1, the Idaho Senate passed a bill that, if passed by the House and signed by the governor, will change the name of the Division of Professional-Technical Education to the Division of Career Technical Education. This name change ...

Read More »

Increasing the worth of a college degree

Search the Internet for the question, “Is college worth it?” and you may be surprised by the answers. Even some higher education experts are saying, “No.” But the question can’t be answered meaningfully without first addressing two other questions. One ...

Read More »

The downside of anti-theft tracking software

Imagine walking into your office one morning and discovering that overnight some of your office equipment had been stolen, including a laptop. In this scenario, you had installed anti-theft software on the laptop. Immediately upon realizing the laptop was missing, ...

Read More »

Your employee handbook could be a liability (access required)

Employee handbooks play an important role in communicating an employer’s policies and expectations regarding employee conduct. From a legal perspective, handbooks are helpful as long as they are accurate, up-to-date and do not unintentionally create contractual rights. But handbooks that ...

Read More »

Heed the construction cycle (access required)

The construction industry is like many other industries. Its capacity to produce is limited by resources and expertise. Much like any other industry – the automobile industry, for example – there is a limit to the number of units it ...

Read More »

Protection against subcontractor defaults (access required)

Among the worst nightmares for every construction project is the subcontractor default, where a particular trade subcontractor cannot meet its contractual obligations due to insolvency, mispricing or other misallocated risks. A subcontractor default poses potentially significant damages to the prime ...

Read More »