Starting January 1, 2024, Washington State is set to introduce a series of wage adjustments that will impact businesses of all sizes. In 2020, the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries updated the rules for exempt workers by creating an eight-year implementation schedule that incrementally raises the multiplier until it reaches 2.5 times in 2028. Though the pace of the increase is based on the size of the employer, small enterprises to large corporations alike will feel the effects of these changes.
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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.
LEGAL UPDATE: Corporate Transparency Act – What every small business needs to know about the upcoming reporting requirementsby Katie Robinson | September 18, 2023
The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) is a federal law enacted as part of the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 meant to reduce financial crime in small businesses across the United States. Specifically, the CTA requires that smaller, otherwise unregulated, companies file a report with the US Department of Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network within their new Beneficial Ownership Secure System (BOSS), which the network may share with other government agencies and financial institutions who request it. The Act will come into effect on January 1st, 2024, for newly formed companies and on January 1st, 2025, for already existing companies.
Does your business need its head examined? The mind of your business influences decision-making processes, governance, security, and safety. When healthy, it can lead your business towards long-term prosperity. Check out 3 Ways To Strengthen The Mind Of Your Business.
Building a healthy and fit business requires attention to the spirit, mind, and body of your organization. By defining your purpose, establishing core values, implementing robust decision-making processes, and investing in your physical resources, you can create a solid foundation for long-term success. Equinox's Business Health Assessment (BHA) offers a valuable opportunity to evaluate your organization's legal infrastructure and gain insights into areas that may need improvement. We value your participation and feedback as we collectively strive to build purpose-driven organizations that thrive in today's ever-evolving business landscape. Here's to your continued success and a prosperous future ahead.
Are you protecting your business’ secret sauce? 3 ways to use legal infrastructure tools to help protect your intellectual property￼by Michelle Bomberger | November 10, 2022
The trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets that make your business unique are assets that must be protected. Here are 3 ways to use legal infrastructure tools to help.
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
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
In owning a business, you take responsibility for an entity separate from yourself. Daily, you make operational and strategic decisions on behalf of the entity to increase revenue and serve your customers. The goals you pursue are a means of creating business value. The value, though, arises from the cash generated by the business and... View Article