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Navigating the winding road toward driverless mobility

As we all watch automakers and autonomous tech companies team up in various alliances, it’s natural to wonder about their significance and what the future will bring. Are we realizing that autonomous driving technology and its acceptance by society could ...

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When a contractor refuses to perform work without a change order

No matter how perfect a set of drawings may appear at the beginning of a project, the scope of the project will invariably change. The easiest and best way to address a change, and its resulting impact on the schedule ...

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A mobile strategy is a must for advertisers in digital age

A report was recently released by eMarketer that analyzed how U.S. consumers spend time with various types of media. The average time spent with almost every type of media was down from last year. The average American adult is spending ...

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Hiring and retaining construction labor is critical for Idaho’s future

The ability to hire and retain talented construction labor at all levels of education and expertise is creating several challenges throughout Idaho. Because there simply aren’t as many qualified people to fill and run crews, companies are forced to either ...

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Electronic signature sufficient for supporting deposition

Every summer, during the course of conducting research for the annual update to the book I co-author with Judge Karen Morris, “Criminal Law in New York,” I often come across cases that offer an interesting take on the intersection of ...

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Can a business owner require staffers to get vaccinated?

Small business owners worried about the spread of measles may want to be sure their staffers have been vaccinated, but before issuing any orders, they should speak with a labor law attorney or human resources consultant. An employer generally is ...

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How Idaho ushered in the largest regulatory cuts in state history

When I took office as Idaho’s 33rd Governor in January, I was determined to follow through on my promise to reduce regulatory burdens on Idaho citizens and businesses. Six months later, we have cut or simplified 40% of Idaho regulations! ...

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Makerspaces essential solution to job gap

When it comes to finding skilled workers to fill the estimated 7.5 million job openings in the U.S., small businesses are feeling the crunch. In today’s unprecedented booming economy, our region’s small employers are searching for qualified workers to fill ...

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Legal Loop: Email tracking and lawyers: not a great mix

For most lawyers, email is their primary method of correspondence with clients, courts, opposing counsel and others. Over the years, we’ve become increasingly reliant on email because it’s a fairly simple and cost-effective way to communicate. Of course, as technology ...

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