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Contractors must accept the realities of business exits (access required)

Carmen Calzacorta Web

Contractors likely have been forced to think about and probably document an “exit plan” at the request of their surety or banker or maybe family. One of these parties may have insisted on seeing paperwork that shows a plan is ...

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Opioid addiction is a workforce problem (access required)

ted-streuli

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter put opioids on the top of his list as soon as he took office, forming an opioid task force to figure out how best to stem the tide of addiction and overdose deaths. President Trump recently ...

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HR professionals: If you don’t act against harassment, who will?

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A few months ago, Susan Fowler, a former engineer at Uber described her “…very strange year…” by exposing the rampant, blatant sexual harassment she encountered on her very first day on a new team, perpetrated by her new boss.  It ...

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Take control of construction litigation costs (access required)

andrew-guess-commentary

Everyone knows litigation can be expensive, yet many construction professionals are unaware that some costs can be avoided via advance planning and more thorough organization and management of project information. If you think you may have left money on the table ...

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Good news about employee handbooks (access required)

rich meneghello

The past eight years have been tough for employers when it comes to maintaining reasonable policies for employees. For those not keeping up, the National Labor Relations Board, or NLRB, has routinely pronounced what most would consider to be commonplace ...

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Real estate researcher: ‘We are in a long cycle, not boom or bust’

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Remember how the millennials were all moving to the city, eschewing automobiles and prompting apartment growth? Well, that generation – born in the 1980s and early 1990s – is growing up, and now they’re headed to the suburbs. And not ...

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The new partnership audit rules (access required)

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The IRS recently changed the way partnerships (and LLCs taxed as partnerships) will be audited in the near future. Under the old rules, the IRS would audit the books and records of a partnership and determine if an adjustment to ...

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Why should a solo practitioner do succession planning? (access required)

Jayne Tyrrell Commentary

Clients deserve protection against the adverse consequences of unforeseen events. A lawyer’s family needs protection against avoidable financial injury. Of course, no one likes to think about unexpected events that could cause us to abruptly cease practicing law. Unfortunately, accidents, ...

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Equal pay: Is it my fault? Or theirs? (access required)

Veronica Cool featured

Nov. 2 marks Equal Pay Day for Latinas. I know, I know, you are thinking, “No, we had this discussion back in April, for Women’s Equal Pay – we already know about this. Yeah, yeah, women make $0.80 on the ...

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Lengthening and liberalizing contracts with tax-exempt entities (access required)

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Health care organizations that qualify for tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) are able to issue tax-exempt bonds to finance the construction of a health care facility. To protect against such bonds becoming taxable bonds, a health care ...

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