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Monitoring workers via GPS

A California woman sued claiming she was fired illegally after she objected to her employer forcing her to install a GPS tracking application on her phone that monitored her movements 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This lawsuit ...

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Plan for exit when you start a company

Everyone who starts a company will need an exit one day. No one can work forever; at some time you will want to (or have to) retire and/or your investors will want to sell their stock. An exit is how ...

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The new generic top-level domains: Protecting your trademarks

Virtual real estate on the Internet is one of the best pieces of property that a business can own. A good website and a simple domain name, such as [yourtrademark].com or [yourtrademark].net, are easy and effective ways to attract and ...

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The importance of contract review (access required)

Every construction project starts with the contract: It is the cornerstone of the project and is for all purposes the rulebook. A good contract defines the scope of the work, sets the budget, dictates the schedule, and governs the parties’ ...

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An introduction to design-build for public project delivery (access required)

The traditionally widespread requirement that public owners use only the “design-bid-build” method for project delivery has been relaxed. Instead of preparing a design and then selecting a low-bid contractor, certain public owners in Idaho, Washington and Oregon (and elsewhere) have ...

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R&D tax credits add to benefits of green building (access required)

This is an encouraging time to be in construction.   For the first time in almost a decade, all of the biggest parts of the industry are expanding. Additionally, more clients are willing to pay increased construction costs for green ...

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So, can we declare a breakdown? (access required)

Have you ever been working on a project and felt bogged down, stuck or frustrated about the lack of progress? Perhaps you pushed harder, conducted more meetings or sent more emails, and still failed to gain real traction. When a ...

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Iconic Stagecoach brings cackleberries back to Garden City

If you remember Shrimpkin, Famous Jumbo Prawns and cackleberries, you’ll be happy to know they’re back. Thanks to co-owners Wanda Martinat, a former Stagecoach employee from 1989 to 2003, and Friday night regulars Fred and Francie Oliver, you can revisit ...

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Blog content that’s relevant will draw readers (access required)

Many law firms offer blog sections on their websites, but even a casual survey shows that these tend to be the least loved areas of an otherwise informative site. Posts may have last been updated a year ago or longer, ...

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Idaho’s Telehealth Access Act: Another step toward reform (access required)

Many Idaho businesses would argue that relief from ever-increasing insurance premiums is long overdue. The passage of the Idaho Telehealth Access Act might bring part of that relief. To reduce health care costs, a primary objective of the Patient Protection ...

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