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How much did that meeting just cost? (access required)

In the average organization, meetings cost hundreds of thousands of dollars a year when you calculate the hourly rate of each individual sitting around the table. Meetings also contribute to poor morale when they’re not run well. If one meeting ...

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Idaho Legislature adopts new restrictions on HOA fines

The Idaho Legislature recently adopted Senate Bill 1310 that places new limits on fines issued by property owners’ associations. The stated purpose of the new law, which will become Idaho Code Section 55-115, is to place “reasonable requirements” on owners’ ...

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A tale of two machines (access required)

Finding the machinery to increase production at Usful Glassworks has been an odyssey for Executive Director Carlyn Blake. The complex journey began last year, when Blake started looking for a machine that would help her raise her company’s daily production ...

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Medicare change is bad for business

Senior citizens and people with disabilities in Idaho will soon face significant changes to the way they access home care and services related to their medical equipment. The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has made plans to expand ...

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Could that dress code be worthless?

Pop quiz: Your company has a strict dress code, and you have always consistently held your employees to it. A new employee shows up for work one day blatantly violating the policy. You can discipline this employee without a second ...

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The right tech tool for the job

How do I do that? We lawyers need to do something with our technology, and we’re aware that there are technology tools to do it — we just aren’t sure which of the many available tools is appropriate and how ...

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How to plan and prepare for your new law firm website

Creating a new law firm website can be a daunting project. Like building a house, if the planning stage is not carefully executed, the design and building can be rife with problems, running overtime and over-budget. By taking a few ...

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A guaranteed minimum price is no guarantee

This past legislative session, the state added another tool for procuring public works construction projects. The bill, S1311, signed by the governor in March, allows the state and its political subdivisions to use a construction manager/general contractor project delivery method, ...

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Email scams are getting tougher to spot

In the past, it was easy to spot fake and fraudulent emails. However, spammers and con artists have become increasingly more sophisticated in their approach. Accountants and attorneys are now being targeted by more elaborate email schemes. How do you ...

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