As you prepare to dive into your goal and budget planning for 2024, remember that legal planning isn't just a sideline item on your to-do list – it's a strategic cornerstone for your business's success. In a world where entrepreneurship moves at lightning speed, failing to plan can indeed be planning to fail. So, as you chart your course for the year ahead, make sure legal planning is firmly integrated into your annual strategy. It's not just about avoiding problems; it's about proactively seizing opportunities, aligning with your goals, ensuring compliance, and securing your business's long-term sustainability. Embrace legal planning as a key ingredient for your business's growth and protection in 2024.
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Over the last two decades, obesity levels in the United States have been on the rise along with a growing concern of discrimination based on weight in the workplace. As a result, states and local governments are starting to take action. In Washington, it is therefore illegal for employers to refuse to hire qualified potential employees because the employer perceives them to be obese.
LEGAL UPDATE: Providing Urgent Maternal Protections for Nursing Mothers. What you need to Know about the “PUMP Act”by Katie Robinson | July 24, 2023
The PUMP Act broadens the number of workers who must be accommodated as it applies to almost all employees for a year after child birth (with the exception of airline crew and pilots).
Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (PWFA) is a new federal law that provides expanded protections for pregnant workers to seek reasonable accommodations through their employer.
Discover what you need to know about AI transcription services in this insightful legal update by Danica Paddock. As professionals seek ways to gain more time in their busy schedules, meeting transcription services powered by AI offer a solution for efficient note-taking, transcription, and analysis of voice conversations. However, security concerns arise regarding the confidentiality of client-attorney privileged communications and sensitive internal company discussions. The article highlights potential risks associated with data breaches, the collection of participant information, and the ownership of transcribed content. It advises users to carefully consider the implications before using AI transcription services and to evaluate the level of risk they are willing to accept.
Prohibiting nondisclosure and nondisparagement provisions from employers regarding illegal acts of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, and sexual assault.
How small businesses and entrepreneurs can affordably and effectively implement the benefits of legal infrastructure (entity structure, insurance, and contracts) for both a preventative and proactive strategic advantage for growth.
On October 31st, the flexibility in completing I-9 forms remotely will expire and employers will once again need to conduct an in-person inspection of the documents. Additionally, the traditional I-9 form will be presented in a new format that will compress sections one and two to reduce paper.
Do you have the tools to “do the right thing” and mitigate risks on the “people side” of the business?by Michelle Bomberger | 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.