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September 22, 2016

Idaho Business Review’s Top Projects Awards Ceremony

September 21, 2016

Women’s and Children’s Alliance: Healing Begins with Hope Breakfast

September 14, 2016

Coeur d’Alene Chamber of Commerce “New Overtime Rules: Is Your Business Ready?”

On December 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor’s sweeping new wage and hour regulations will take effect, which will significantly change overtime rules for virtually all employers. Millions of employees will be affected by these regulations that in part more than double the minimum salary level that must be paid to exempt status employees. Is your business ready for these significant changes?

Hawley Troxell is Idaho’s premier, full service law firm providing sophisticated legal advice for business owners and individuals. Join us on September 14, at the Best Western Plus Cd’A Inn for lunch and seminar regarding these and other key wage and hour trends. We will overview the final regulations in detail as well as best practices to prepare for these changes, including various considerations when moving an employee from exempt to overtime eligible status.We will also overview other key wage and hour trends, including the Department of Labor’s audit focus on misclassification of employees as independent contractors.


Our speaker for this presentation will be Kara Heikkila, who is an attorney in both the Coeur d’Alene and Boise offices of Hawley Troxell. Kara exclusively represents employers in all phases of employment law litigation and counseling.


RSVP required. Tickets $20. Reserve your seat online or contact Brenda at 208.415.0110 or

September 14, 2016

Idaho Technology Council: develop.idaho 2016

The 6th annual develop.idaho event is a half-day, industry-led event created to promote and support the software community in Idaho. As we know, “a rising tide raises all ships!” The event is designed to coalesce Idaho’s software professionals — developers, business professionals, designers, entrepreneurs and students — in a collaborative and fun atmosphere, while showcasing some of the area’s top industry companies and talent.

September 9, 2016

Boise State University: State of the University Address

September 1, 2016

Boise City Mayor’s State of the City Address

August 30, 2016

Employment Breakfast Seminar: “Non-Competition Agreements and Other Restrictive Covenants- Are They Enforceable?”

Presented by John Ashby

Many employers require employees to sign non-competition agreements or other restrictive covenants designed to prevent employees from competing with the company, soliciting the company’s customers or disclosing the company’s confidential information after termination of employment. One of the most common questions we get asked is whether these agreements are enforceable. The answer – as is often the case in the law – is that it depends on the circumstances and how well the agreement is drafted. Idaho law provides that non-competition agreements are enforceable to the extent they are “reasonable.” In fact, the Idaho Legislature passed new legislation in 2016 intended to help employers enforce reasonable non-competition agreements. In this seminar, we will discuss strategies for creating reasonable non-competition, non-solicitation and/or non-disclosure agreements that can be used to protect a company’s legitimate business interests. We will also discuss tips for avoiding liability when hiring employees who may have signed a non-competition agreement with a prior employer.

Our ERISA and employee benefits attorney, Cydni Waldner, will also give a brief update on current Affordable Care Act issues, including whether and how to respond to employer notices received from the Exchange.

August 25, 2016

Breakfast Roundtable with USPTO Regional Director Molly Kocialski

The Idaho State Bar Intellectual Property Law Section and Hawley Troxell host Director of the Rocky Mountain Regional United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Molly Kocialski at a roundtable breakfast with other practitioners in the Idaho innovation community.

Regional Director Kocialski will discuss the role of the USPTO and Rocky Mountain Regional Office in promoting innovation, as well as key initiatives designed to address the challenges that confront entrepreneurs and innovators.

Regional Director Kocialski looks forward to hearing your individual perspectives on these initiatives and other ways in which the USPTO and the Administration can help innovators succeed by better understanding and leveraging intellectual property in the global marketplace.

August 19, 2016

The Education Foundation of the West Ada School District: Linking Up FORE Kids Golf Tournament

The Education Foundation is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit whose sole purpose is to provide grants benefitting West Ada classrooms in Boise, Meridian, Eagle, and Star that help students. In the last 28 years, over 250,000 children have been inspired to learn by exciting Foundation funded initiatives. Profits from this tournament will support these important programs. Sign up today!

7:30 a.m. Registration
 8:30 a.m. Shot-gun start
 4 Person scramble
 Player gifts for all
 Top 3 Teams will be awarded prizes
 Mulligan’s available – 5 for $20
 Other Scoring Assistance
 Contests will include most accurate drive and closest to the pin.
 Hole in One Prize

To Register: email or call 208.350.5039

August 19, 2016

Leadership Boise Opening Retreat

2016-2017 Session Schedule:

  • August – Opening Retreat
  • September – Quality of Life & Golf Scramble
  • October – Healthcare
  • October or November – Optional 1/2 day VIP Briefing at Gowen Field
  • November – Infrastructure & Environment
  • December – Education
  • January – Government
  • February – Business
  • March – Legal Social
  • April – Media & Community Service Project
  • May – Grand Finale

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