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The ever-shifting legal landscape of joint employment (access required)

Joint Employment has kept labor and employment lawyers busy in recent years. The concept of joint employment means that an employee can be simultaneously, or “jointly”, employed by two or more entities that exercise, or have the right to exercise, ...

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Idaho’s business opportunity: energy resilience

Idaho has an immediate opportunity: To capitalize on energy resilience. This will create Idaho jobs, bring revenue to the state’s rural and urban communities, and increase the security and reliability of our power grid. The ways that we produce, distribute ...

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Not all important terms are written in the contract (access required)

With construction cranes growing like tall weeds across the country as we bask in the glow of an economic boom, it is important for project owners to be aware of certain duties and warranties implied upon them under the law. ...

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As pensions are phased out, companies look at new ways to help employees save (access required)

Like fax machines, telephone booths, cassette tapes and typewriters, company-provided employee pension programs have all but been eliminated. Companies are encouraging employees to look at retirement saving programs in different ways. “Employer-sponsored retirement plans are the main conduit for employees ...

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A five-step plan for cyber risks (access required)

Cyber attacks and costly accidental losses of sensitive personal and financial information are no longer confined to retailers such as Target and Sony or banks and investment houses such as JP Morgan. Professional service firms — accountants, lawyers, financial advisors ...

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So you think you have a delay claim? Prove it (access required)

Productivity is critical for a construction project to be profitable. Changes to scope, site conditions and the manner in which the work must be performed all impact productivity in real time and reduce profits. Compensation for lost productivity depends on ...

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Check whether insurance policies have pollution coverage (access required)

Engineers working in the commercial construction industry face a myriad of challenges that can keep them up at night. Unforeseen site conditions can delay a project or cause it to go over budget, miscommunication with the client can cause a ...

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The danger of electronic medical records after an adverse event (access required)

Electronic medical records have undoubtedly improved communication in almost every field of medicine. They allow physicians to transfer patient data in a timely manner, resulting in faster response times and better care. However, after an adverse event, the wealth of ...

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Is it time to do a paycheck checkup? (access required)

The IRS is working on a new Form 1040 for the 2019 tax season and announced in late June that they are streamlining the Form 1040 into a “shorter, simpler postcard-sized” form intended to replace and consolidate current Forms 1040, ...

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