Author Archives for Michelle Bomberger

Protect the physical assets that create value for business

More than just stuff, it’s what makes your business run. Is your business prepared to protect its physical assets?

by | October 6, 2022

What would happen if you lost the assets you rely on to make your business work? You have invested a lot in your business’s physical assets. These assets are often the tools of the business necessary to deliver your goods and services such as your facilities, equipment, and data. Does your business fully protect its physical assets with a proper legal infrastructure?

Do you have the tools to “do the right thing” and mitigate risks on the “people side” of the business? 

by | September 1, 2022

The people of your organization are one of the most important and one of the riskiest aspects of business. The laws are state specific, and they change frequently. Employers are held to a high legal standard and entrepreneurs often aren’t fully aware of the risks associated with employment compliance. It’s hard for business leaders to keep up, but it’s critical to do so. In this post, Equinox Business Law CEO and Founder, Michelle Bomberger looks at how the three key legal infrastructure tools can work to protect the business from employment risks.

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LEGAL UPDATE: Washington’s Mandatory Workplace Notices Are Evolving For Remote Workers

by | August 25, 2022

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) permits the electronic posting of the required poster if all other requirements are met, which include posting in conspicuous places on the premises where employees are employed, a general notice, explaining the FMLA's provisions; and providing information concerning the procedures for filing complaints of violations of the FMLA.

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New Independent Contractor Protections for Seattle Effective 9/1/22

by | August 23, 2022

A new ordinance is set to go into effect on September 1, 2022. On June 14, 2021, Seattle City Council moved to pass SMC 14.34 which outlines new Independent Contractor Protections (ICP). This ordinance will require covered entities to provide disclosures to independent contractors prior to signing a hiring contract and at time of payment. The new ordinance specifically outlines the following: 

business partners are like band members

3 must-have tools for mitigating risk for any business with multiple owners

by | August 10, 2022

While your competitors may have ownership issues bogging down their decision making, you will be able to grow together -- or to separate -- with confidence. Learn how to leverage the legal infrastructure tools – the Shareholder Agreement or Operating Agreement, key insurance policies, and a limited liability entity structure, to create strong relationships among owners and ensure the individual owners are protected from the activities of the company and from one another.

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Is your business’ “corporate veil” vulnerable?

by | July 28, 2022

When it comes to legal matters and liabilities your business may face, there must be a shield of separation in place to protect your personal liabilities and everything you have work to accomplish in your business. It’s time to deploy the "corporate veil" – strategically leverage your business’ legal entity structure as a risk mitigation tool.