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Cheerleaders have wage claims, yes they do

Earlier this year, a former “Raiderette” – the official name of an Oakland Raiders cheerleader – filed a lawsuit against the NFL team, alleging wage and hour violations. Several other cheerleading squads followed their lead. Several “Ben-Gals,” the cheerleaders for ...

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Why a six-figure paycheck isn’t enough

I recently finished reading about young Wall Street workers in Kevin Roose’s new book, Young Money: Inside the Hidden World of Wall Street’s Post-Crash Recruits. Roose is a millennial himself who, while working at the New York Times, started interviewing ...

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A business education for a changing world

Millennials, a group entering the workforce after a hard lesson in recession economics, look for jobs and projects that have meaning, not just a paycheck. Four Boise-based ones who have started a new business with help from the Venture College ...

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Employee engagement is the new black

Business management principles have their trends. It may be a new take on leadership, how to manage your time, build collaborative teams or be more innovative. People tell us the latest and greatest concepts on how we could better manage ...

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New rule changes affect federal contractors (access required)

Recent changes to the regulations that govern affirmative action plans (AAPs) for veterans and individuals with disabilities (IWDs) have many federal contractors scrambling to update their AAPs. While most of the changes pertaining to AAPs can be phased in at ...

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On age, globalization, technology, and the bar

The baby boom generation is considered to be those individuals born between 1945 and 1963.  Some people stretch it to 1965, but the decline in the birth rate began in 1963. This 18-year generation has had a tremendous impact on ...

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An employment law update on gay and lesbian rights (access required)

The laws are changing quickly when it comes to gay and lesbian rights. Here are some of the recent changes in the laws and the possible impact on Idaho employers. A. Entitlement to Employee Benefits, Tax Benefits, and FMLA Leave. ...

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Safe workplaces don’t happen by accident

I once heard a contractor say that safety starts at the top. His point was that safety is not a grassroots initiative. Companies with the best safety records do so by making it a priority from the very top and ...

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Some tenacious teachers, and a life turned around

Luke Yeates’ life-changing moment took at least a year to come about and almost didn’t happen at all. Yeates, now 28, was a laid-off call center worker who enrolled at the College of Western Idaho in 2011 with no clear ...

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