Author Archives for Ashley Wong

Strengthen Your Business

Five Lessons from the Pandemic to Strengthen Your Business

by | July 31, 2020

While business owners are well-acquainted with the concept of risk, that term has likely taken on a whole new meaning in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Even the most risk-averse business owners likely did not see this massive global crisis coming, and certainly did not anticipate the rapid and overwhelming impact it would have on... View Article

Answer These Questions Before Your Lease Negotiations

by | July 2, 2020

What does your lease say? What do you want from the lease negotiations? What does your landlord want? What are you willing to give? What is your backup plan? Enlist Help You are not alone – Speak with an attorney to discuss lease negotiation techniques, different commercial lease structures, understanding your terms, lease provisions, lease... View Article

Drafting an Effective Remote Work Policy

by | April 2, 2020

Who is approved to telecommute and how often? What expectations does the company have for remote work employees? What systems and equipment will the company provide, and what expenses will the company cover? Enlist Help

COVID-19

COVID-19: The Resources Your Small Business Needs

by | March 11, 2020

The novel coronavirus, COVID-19, is having a sudden and severe impact on our region, state, and the U.S. As a result of COVID-19, many small businesses are suffering. Social distancing and state-mandated bans are causing the cancellation of events and travel plans, workplaces to shut down or limit operations, workers are sent home, and ultimately,... View Article

coronavirus

Coronavirus: Avoiding the Virus and Employment Law Issues

by | March 3, 2020

At the time of writing this post, there are currently 91 confirmed or presumed-positive cases of novel Coronavirus, or COVID-19, in the United States. Just in the past three days, three deaths were reported in the state of Washington, bringing the count to six deaths to date in this state. The latest news reports provide... View Article

Software license agreement

The 5 Critical Elements of a Software License Agreement

by | February 3, 2020

Nearly every business will need to sign a software license agreement to purchase and receive services. Many service providers will present a “boilerplate” or “standard” agreement. Still, the truth is, there is no such thing as a standard or boilerplate software license agreement. When investing in software, business owners must understand what the contract says... View Article

Privacy laws

Legal Update: Important Changes in Data Privacy Laws

by | January 28, 2020

Sweeping new data privacy laws in several states – California, New York, and Nevada – could impact your business. However, you may not be aware that your business may be covered under these privacy laws, even if it does not have a presence in these states.  You can take action now by determining whether and... View Article

Employer Pay Requirements

Latest Updates to Employer Pay Requirements

by | December 20, 2019

Are you waiting on the latest updates to the employer pay requirements coming in 2020? Well, The US Department of Labor and Washington State Department of Labor & Industries has a gift for you. New employer pay requirements just in time for the holidays! Snapshot Federal Employer Pay Requirements Changes. Beginning January 12, 2020, Employers... View Article

Seattle Commuter Benefits

Legal Update: Seattle Commuter Benefits Effective on Jan. 1, 2020

by | December 2, 2019

Among the many changes going into effect on January 1, 2020 (lookin’ at you, Washington Paid Family and Medical Leave), one that may have snuck under the radar is the Seattle Commuter Benefits Ordinance. This ordinance requires covered employers to offer employees the opportunity to make a pre-tax payroll deduction to cover qualified transportation fringe... View Article