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Social media terms of service and you

When you take a photo with your cell phone or write a blog post or a short story or a poem, in general you are creating a copyright (a noun) that you own. Under United States copyright law you, as ...

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401(k) restatement deadline is approaching (access required)

Most Idaho businesses, large and small, maintain a “401(k)” and/or “profit sharing” plan. Most of those plans exist on documents that are considered by the IRS to be “preapproved” documents. All preapproved 401(k) and profit-sharing plan documents must be restated ...

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Employer reporting under the Affordable Care Act (access required)

The Affordable Care Act imposes significant new reporting requirements on Idaho employers, and unless they prepare now, they will be hard pressed to satisfy the January 2016 deadline. The IRS recently finalized the forms and instructions employers will use to ...

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Startup success comes in all shapes and sizes (access required)

If television offered an accurate window into reality, you’d likely think the world was populated by only unbelievably attractive people. Kim Kardashian and Ryan Gosling doppelgangers everywhere. NYPD homicide detectives who could easily moonlight as fashion models, criminals who despite ...

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Immunize your organization against HIPAA flu

In December 2013, the Office of Civil Rights of the Federal Department of Health and Human Services, the agency charged with enforcing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (commonly known as HIPAA), imposed a $150,000 penalty for ...

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Protecting your Internet domain name (access required)

Guess who owns the Internet domain name microsoftsucks.com? Not Microsoft. Guess who owns applesucks.com? Not Apple. According to a WHOIS lookup performed at domain name registrar fabulous.com on April 2, the registrant of microsoftsucks.com is an entity named “Secaucus Group, ...

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Hemp presents an opportunity for Idaho (access required)

Humankind has come a long way in its evolutionary path towards awareness. However, its views on cannabis hemp are still a somewhat touchy subject in the 21st century. 80-year laws governing the plant are being challenged – globally – every ...

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With flexible hours, employers come out ahead (access required)

My husband and I depend on two incomes. After we found out we were expecting a baby in 2012, there was no way for us to change that reality. Plus, I need to work. I knew I wanted to be ...

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You’re in a lawsuit. Now what? (access required)

Construction contracting is an adversarial process. Three principal players, multiple contractual relationships and profit motives can and often do lead to conflicts. These conflicts generally center around money, time and scope. The advent of alternative delivery methods, increased focus on ...

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It’s time to get serious about fraud prevention (access required)

I’m sure you’ve heard of the largest data breach in American history, the data breach of the medical group, Anthem. This breach alone compromised at least 80 million records including Social Security numbers to the underworld of cybercrime. If that ...

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