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.
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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
Do you have the right legal infrastructure and insurance in place to protect your business from ‘Mayhem’?by Michelle Bomberger | June 30, 2022
Today, it seems like every other commercial is for an insurance company. From talking geckos to that Mayhem guy destroying things, we’ve become familiar with the needs and benefits of auto and home insurance–but what about protecting our business?
On December 17, 2021, in a highly publicized announcement, Governor Inslee announced the implementation of the Washington CARES Act would be delayed for the legislature to fix the statute. The Governor stated that the state would not collect funds until the legislature resolved open issues. Lawmakers stated, “While we cannot direct employers not to collect,... View Article
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
The Long-Term Care Act, passed in May of 2019, mandates a new uncapped 0.58% payroll tax on employee wages. The tax will create a Long-Term Care Trust Fund to fund the Long-Term Services and Support Trust Program. The program will help supplement long-term care costs, such as assisted living expenses. While the program’s specifics are... View Article
Take a look back at the most popular blog posts of 2020 to use in your business planning. Read the blogs that were top of mind for your peers this year and catch up on ones you may have missed. Business owners and leaders faced 2020 challenges head-on, gathering essential lessons learned to carry into... View Article
While many businesses are familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) employment requirements, fewer know that it can also apply to websites. An online presence is a critical component for public and private businesses, leading to increased website accessibility litigation. Plaintiffs claim that websites with certain barriers, such as incompatibility with screen-reading software, constitute... View Article
Since remote work has become routine for businesses, managers may be leading dispersed employees who live across the country. What do employers need to do if an employee decides to move out of state? What should employers consider when hiring remote, out-of-state employees? Here are some proactive considerations: Look before you leap Generally, having an... View Article