Author Archives for Michelle Bomberger

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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.

How you recruit and post job listings is about to change in 2023. 

by | July 7, 2022

Washington State has recently amended its 2018 Equal Pay and Opportunities Act to include new amendments that improve pay transparency and provide more information to job applicants. Beginning January 1, 2023, Washington State employers with at least 15 employees are required to disclose the “wage scale or salary range” for each job posting to both employees and potential... View Article

Business Leaders Leveraging Legal

Leveraging Legal to Enhance Your Business’s Performance

by | October 6, 2021

Every day, business leaders balance risk and opportunity — in their contracts, hiring, expansion plans, and other areas of business.  Their focus is on progress and their risk tolerance tends to be high — after all, risk is a part of the entrepreneurship game!  But often they make these decisions with significant blind spots— they... View Article

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Leadership’s Role in Decreasing Employee Turnover

by | August 27, 2021

If you’ve been out and about, you’ll see “We’re Hiring” signs virtually everywhere. In the media, you’ll hear stories of increased employee turnover, and that employees are fleeing their workplaces. It seems these two data points would align – those fleeing would be filling the roles of those hiring, but that does not seem to... View Article

Peer Support Organizations

Check Out These 4 Peer Support Organizations

by | July 28, 2021

As uncertainty continues, we are seeing more and more businesses seek out peer support. Equinox’s leadership team has been active in a few organizations instrumental to building a strong company, and we thought you might want to check them out as you plan for 2022: Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) EO is a global organization for business... View Article

Washington Cares Fund

Should Your Employees Opt Out of the Washington Cares Fund?

by | July 28, 2021

You’re probably aware that Washington State is the first in the nation to implement a state-run long-term care trust to provide funds to residents to cover long-term care costs under the Long-Term Services and Supports Trust Act (“Washington Cares Fund”). We previously shared the details of the Act in one of our latest blogs. The... View Article

Preparing for Proposed Tax Changes

Preparing for Proposed Tax Changes

by | June 23, 2021

Tax changes can add an unwavering complexity, but proper timing and good advisors can keep you ahead of proposed tax changes. Trying to do your own taxes is not a simple endeavor, and as a business owner, it’s even more complicated. You’re not only concerned with payroll taxes or income taxes; you’re also concerned about... View Article