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HR Employment Law: How Well Meaning Policies Become Snafus

by | May 5, 2015

If you ask business owners to describe their biggest challenges, one of the top three is almost always related to managing and leading employees. It’s usually not specifically described as “legal compliance,” but the challenges of ensuring employee happiness and productivity. To achieve these goals, we look to build compensation, wellness, flexibility, and autonomy policies... View Article

How to Engage the Workforce in Lean Thinking

by | April 20, 2015

Blog written by Asbury Lockett, a business advisor with the Small Business Development Center at Highline College. Lean Thinking starts with the premise that everything that any of us want to accomplish (both at work and outside of work) is a process. Everything that gets done is a series of steps. Some steps take us... View Article

Making LEAN Work for Every Business

by | April 5, 2015

Blog written by Michelle Bomberger, Equinox Business Law Group Most people think Equinox is a law firm – but we treat it as a business first and a law firm second. The distinction I see is our desire to operate the company in a way that makes sense for all our stakeholders – specifically our... View Article

Change in Business is Good — isn’t it?

by | March 4, 2015

Blog written by Michelle Bomberger, Equinox Business Law Group I’ve found so many quotes that tout the value of change in business: “By changing nothing, nothing changes” (Tony Robbins), “When in doubt, choose change” (Lily Leung), and “The best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is... View Article

To Certify or Not To Certify as a Woman or Minority Owned Business

by | February 6, 2015

Blog written by Michelle Bomberger, Equinox Business Law Group At Equinox, we work with many businesses that are owned by women, minorities, and veterans; and over the years, I’ve been surprised at the different responses to the idea of applying for certification.  Many who qualify desire this designation creates opportunities to grow their businesses that... View Article

Tis the Season for Giving and Togetherness

by | December 15, 2014

Blog written by Michelle Bomberger, Equinox Business Law Group Tis the season for giving and togetherness.  For most of us, these words conjure up images of family — scurrying around to find the right gifts and preparing for beautiful family celebrations of the holidays.  But what about those other people in your lives – the... View Article

Why Organizational Awareness Matters

by | October 3, 2014

While in business school, I didn’t put much thought into the many classes offered on the topic of organizational design and effectiveness.  It seems obvious that these are important but it was hard to fathom that they were more important than effective operations, marketing and sales.  Yet as I’ve continued my education from business school... View Article

Understanding Seattle’s Minimum Wage

by | June 24, 2014

Blog written by Keil Larsen, Equinox Business Law Group. On June 2, 2014, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved the adoption of a $15 per hour minimum wage ordinance.   The ordinance will affect employers beginning April 1, 2015 and will phase-in wage increases to the minimum wage of employees to $15.00 per hour over 3-7... View Article