Monthly Archives: July 2013

Public Solicitation Under the JOBS Act: the SEC Giveth and the SEC Taketh Away

The landscape for raising capital will soon change.  The Securities and Exchange Commission has published final rules that for the first time will allow companies to publicly solicit investors for certain unregistered securities offerings.  But the new rules require more stringent accredited investor verification standards as a condition of public solicitation.  In addition, the SEC […]

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Seattle’s New Criminal Background Check Ordinance

Employers beware! Effective November 1, 2013, a new City of Seattle ordinance (pdf) will severely restrict a private employer’s ability to ask about and use the criminal conviction history of its job applicants and employees. So what’s a Seattle employer to do? Here are some things you should consider: 1. Prepare for these new restrictions. The ordinance […]

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