Tag Archive: business planning

The Playbill of Business Exits: Built to Scale and Crafted for Success

The Playbill of Business Exits: Built to Scale and Crafted for Success

by | April 25, 2024

In the dynamic world of business, planning for the future is as important as managing the present. The term “exit planning” isn’t just jargon; it’s a philosophy that encapsulates the essence of a well-strategized, successful culmination to your business’s lifecycle. However, the complexity of this process often overshadows its significance, leading many business owners to... View Article

Understanding the New Joint Employer Standard

LEGAL UPDATE: Understanding the New Joint Employer Standard

by | March 27, 2024

NOTE: This rule is currently in litigation and has not taken effect. We will continue to monitor and update this post. Employers should be aware of the continuing trends toward employee rights and be prepared for this kind of rule from states and the federal government.  The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has rolled out... View Article

LEGAL UPDATE: Oregon Consumer Privacy Act

by | February 12, 2024

On July 18, 2023, Oregon joined the growing number of states in signing into law comprehensive data privacy legislation. Effective July 1, 2024, the Oregon Consumer Privacy Act (the OCPA or the Act) will create meaningful privacy protections for Oregon consumers and new data protection obligations for businesses operating in Oregon.

LEGAL UPDATE: Washington State to Raise Minimum Wage and Exempt Salary Threshold in 2024

by | November 14, 2023

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.

Plan ahead for 2024

How To Seize Strategic Advantages of Legal Infrastructure in Business Planning

by | September 20, 2023

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.

Corporate Transparency Act: What every small business needs to know about the upcoming reporting requirements

LEGAL UPDATE: Corporate Transparency Act – What every small business needs to know about the upcoming reporting requirements  

by | 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.  

Is your business fit to go boldly into the unknown?

Is your business fit to go boldly into the unknown?

by | May 18, 2023

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.