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The biggest legal risk you never heard of

I used to work for a technology company that engaged a lot of outside vendors to assist it with what I call “IT implementations.” These included everything from customized software development and deployment to hardware configuration and installation to data ...

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A hardy pair of early Idahoans

Long before I set foot in Idaho for the first time, I got a glimpse of it through “Angle of Repose,” the Wallace Stegner novel about Arthur and Mary Hallock Foote. The couple moved to Idaho from the East in ...

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A Q & A about the new federal overtime regs

On May 18, President Obama and Secretary Perez announced the publication of the Department of Labor’s final rule updating the overtime regulations. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions. I already pay all of my employees a salary, so ...

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New federal trade secret law will protect Idaho employers

While trade secrets may be among a company’s most valuable assets, they are also among the most vulnerable. U.S. companies lose billions of dollars annually due to trade secret theft, and the vast majority of these losses can be traced ...

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To sue a former employee or not: It’s a tough decision (access required)

The decision of whether to sue an ex-employee who has taken or is using company information requires consideration of a number of factors. Suing and seeking injunctive relief may be the only choice If the departing employee was an important ...

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Make sure you get credit for your own good ideas (access required)

You’re proud of your ideas and your contributions at work. You deserve recognition, and you have a right to expect the rewards, whether it’s more freedom to direct your work during the day, greater responsibility, or a raise or a ...

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Solar roadways, driverless cars …. they’re headed our way (access required)

The future of transportation is happening now. Solar panels in the near future will be incorporated into miles and miles of roadways to collect solar energy and feed it back to the grid. Driverless cars piloting your evening commute or ...

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New projects propel the future of downtown housing (access required)

Boise is inching closer to “The Next 1,000” — its goal of creating 1,000 new housing units in Boise by 2019 — thanks to new projects rising from the ground downtown. According to the city, of the roughly 1,300 units ...

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Neighbor vs. absentee neighbor: the Airbnb wars

It’s a beautiful spring evening, you’ve just finished a BBQ dinner in the back yard, and you’re settling in with a glass of wine to enjoy a bit of quiet at the end of a long day. Suddenly, and for ...

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