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Larry C Hunter

American Lawyers Alliance Recognizes Blackfoot Idaho Teacher, Holly Kartchner as “Teacher of the Year”

On August 5, 2016, while the American Bar Association annual meeting was being held in San Francisco, an ABA related organization, the American Lawyers Alliance (ALA) recognized Blackfoot, Idaho high school teacher, Holly Kartchner, as its national high school Teacher of the Year.

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Gerald T Husch

New Federal Trade Secret Law Affects Idaho Employers, Gerald T. Husch and Andrea J. Rosholt

Employers are revising their agreements with employees as a result of the recently enacted federal Defend Trade Secrets Act, or DTSA, of 2016. Those revisions will affect agreements, such as confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, that restrict an employee’s use or disclosure of their employer’s or another’s confidential information or trade secrets.

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Jamie K Moon

New OSHA Online Reporting Rule Sparks Debate in High-Risk Industries, Jamie K. Moon

On May 30, OSHA issued a final rule regarding reporting requirements for qualifying industries. The new rule (to be codified at 29 C.F.R. Part 1904) requires certain companies to report workplace injuries and illnesses data online to OSHA. This includes companies in the manufacturing, construction, trucking and farming industries, which are considered high-risk industries where workplace injuries and illnesses are typically more prevalent.

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Norman M Semanko

Idaho Water and Natural Resources Legislation Review: 2016

The Legislature adopted three pieces of legislation and a rule de­signed to facilitate delegation of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) per­mit program from the U.S. Environ­mental Protection Agency (EPA) to the State of Idaho. With these im­portant pieces of legislation and the rule in place, DEQ expects to be able to meet the Legislature's September 1, 2016 deadline for submission of the State's NPDES delegation appli­cation to EPA.

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C Clayton Gill

DOL Has Published the Amended FLSA (Overtime) Regulations — Employers Must Comply By December 1, 2016

DOL Has Published the Amended FLSA (Overtime) Regulations — Employers Must Comply By December 1, 2016. An Employment Law update by Moffatt Thomas attorney, C. Clayton Gill.

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