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Considerations for Washington Employers Using Employment Arbitration Agreements

A Washington State Court recently held that provisions shifting costs to an employee in employment arbitration agreement as invalid.  Washington State employers should be aware of this ruling and its ramifications in determining whether to use employment arbitration agreements. See: Washington … Continue reading

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Emerging Companies in California – Legal Developments

Emerging companies in California should be aware of legal developments concerning vacation pay policies and the payment of sales commissions.

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Draft of Obama Administration Bill To Require VCs to Register With The SEC

 Yesterday newspapers reported that the Obama administration would send draft legislation to the Congress which would require advisers to hedge funds and other private pools of capital, including advisers to venture capital funds, to be registered with the SEC as … Continue reading

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Liquidity for Employees – Facebook’s Unique Solution

This week Facebook announced that an investor agreed to acquire up to $100 million of common stock from Facebook employees, which as I observed is a unique opportunity for private company employees. bloomberg.com/apps/news Investors sometimes permit founders to achieve liquidity … Continue reading

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Obama Administration Wants To Require Venture Capital Funds To Register With The SEC

The Obama Administration is continuing (see prior blog entry re this) to propose that venture capital firms be required to register with the SEC.  In general, under current law, most venture capital firms are not required to register with the … Continue reading

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