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Can a business owner require staffers to get vaccinated?

Small business owners worried about the spread of measles may want to be sure their staffers have been vaccinated, but before issuing any orders, they should speak with a labor law attorney or human resources consultant. An employer generally is ...

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How Idaho ushered in the largest regulatory cuts in state history

When I took office as Idaho’s 33rd Governor in January, I was determined to follow through on my promise to reduce regulatory burdens on Idaho citizens and businesses. Six months later, we have cut or simplified 40% of Idaho regulations! ...

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Makerspaces essential solution to job gap

When it comes to finding skilled workers to fill the estimated 7.5 million job openings in the U.S., small businesses are feeling the crunch. In today’s unprecedented booming economy, our region’s small employers are searching for qualified workers to fill ...

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Legal Loop: Email tracking and lawyers: not a great mix

For most lawyers, email is their primary method of correspondence with clients, courts, opposing counsel and others. Over the years, we’ve become increasingly reliant on email because it’s a fairly simple and cost-effective way to communicate. Of course, as technology ...

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Are middle market companies preparing for an economic slowdown?

The Great Recession ended in 2009 and, despite the growth that has prevailed in the decade since, many middle market business owners have been watching economic trends closely and taking steps to prepare for the time when growth stalls. While ...

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Thoughts on Utah judge’s suspension for online interactions

I’ve written many times about the use of social media by judges. Generally speaking, I’m in favor of judges using social media and oppose arbitrary restrictions on their social media use. For example, I believe that judges should be permitted ...

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The four key ingredients every lawyer needs to succeed

Managing a law practice takes time, and many lawyers find it stressful. Managing your practice successfully is more likely with four key ingredients: goals, confidence, passion and focus. Goals Goals guide a law student’s efforts toward good grades and a ...

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Feeding all our school children is simply the smart thing to do

In early May, media brought attention to a specific instance of a problem that is widespread in the U.S. – school meals for children who do not qualify for free meals, but whose families are struggling to make ends meet. ...

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Letter to the editor: Treasure Valley housing a critical issue

To the editor: First, there was no shelter for homeless people. I wasn’t homeless, so I didn’t speak up except to complain because they weren’t invisible. Next, seniors and people with disabilities on fixed incomes could no longer afford their ...

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