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Pay disparity hurts women in Idaho

Idaho has been showing up on flattering Top Ten lists lately, but it’s also on one that isn’t such good news: The state ranked No. 7 for the worst inequality of pay between men and women. Policy and business leaders ...

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Employment law will change under the Trump administration (access required)

Many of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises focused on job creation and a reduction in business regulation.  Indeed, he famously stated that he would be “the greatest jobs president that God ever created.” Part of President Trump’s promise to create ...

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Marijuana and the workplace

In November’s highly contested election, legalizing marijuana was one of the only issues that many Americans were able to agree on.  California, Nevada, Arizona, and Massachusetts all had ballot measures legalizing recreational marijuana in certain amounts.  Only the measure in ...

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Employee engagement means connection and community (access required)

Employers are learning that building solid relationships with their workers, not just their customers, is the key to keeping employees involved and excited about their jobs. The word for this two-way relationship is engagement. Business units in the top quartile ...

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Firm takes action to improve employees’ work-life balance (access required)

Employees at PAE Engineers Inc. in Portland, Ore. can now take up to six weeks of leave at full pay if they gain a child through birth, adoption or foster placement. The “wellness leave” also will be available to employees ...

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Artificial intelligence: The present and future (access required)

Inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil popularized the Terminator-like moment he called the “singularity,” when artificial intelligence overtakes human thinking. While AI has been at the heart of many science fiction stories, a growing chorus of tech experts, including Elon Musk, ...

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The complexity of tolerance in the workplace (access required)

Recently I was confronted with the duality of tolerance; and I’ve recognized that both interpretations can be equally powerful in fostering a culture of accountability, camaraderie and respect. Interpretation no. 1: To allow or permit; to refrain from interfering with or ...

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A word with social media law expert Lisa McGrath (access required)

Lisa McGrath is a lawyer who specializes in issues relating to social media, the internet, and other online matters. McGrath started out in government work in high school with an internship with Gov. Phil Batt, and earned a bachelor’s degree ...

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Courting millennials pays off (access required)

Companies are instituting casual dress, student debt forgiveness and other programs to attract and retain millennials, the newest members of the workforce. “Millennials are changing the world we live in,” said Peter Kaplan, managing partner of the Melville, N.Y.,  office ...

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