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Employers should start now to prepare for health care reform

Last July, when the Obama administration announced the one-year delay, until Jan. 1, 2015, in imposing the employer-shared-responsibility penalties of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (often referred to as health care reform), many Idaho employers slammed the brakes ...

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Protect your businesses from a Target-type breach Part II

This is the second of a two-part column aimed at helping businesses understand how they can shore up their security when accepting credit/debit card payments. Previously I shared the basics of a credit card breach, the liabilities you may face ...

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Let’s increase teen unemployment

Raising Idaho’s minimum-wage rate, as Senate Bill 1334 calls for, would have an immediate effect: It would start killing off jobs for teens and those second and third wage-earners helping to support their families. That is if you choose to ...

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Be responsive with your firm’s site

In the technology world, one of the newer phrases taking hold is “responsive web design” or RWD, a strategy that calls for crafting sites that make navigation easier. Usually done through less content and more images, the approach aims for ...

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Could more female leaders resolve the gender pay gap? (access required)

Some exciting news on the gender pay gap came out in December. A Pew Research Center survey found women in the Millennial generation, ages 25 to 34, earned just 93 percent of what their male counterparts brought in in 2012. ...

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New salary survey mostly good news

After several years of bad news for the legal profession, this year, things may be looking up, in large part because of the economy. You may say it’s the economy stupid, but part of the problem also has been a ...

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Idaho’s independent doctors join forces

One of the nice things about TV hospital dramas is how simple the physicians’ lives are. A regular ER stint in the life of a TV doctor is fraught with emotional cliff-hangers, disease of stupefying complexity and legal conundrums. But ...

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The Hole no more

I just had a kind of out-of-body experience. Right there in the middle of downtown Boise. There I was, having lunch in the new Flatbread Pizza restaurant in the new Eighth and Main building. My lunch partner and I had ...

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Tips for keeping your financial information secure (access required)

It’s tax time! And along with tax returns and e-filing and W-2s and 1099s, we also have to be worried about all those rascals that want to get hold of your name, Social Security number, and other personal information to ...

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