Category Archives: Legislation

Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Until 2015

On July 2, 2013, the U.S. Department of Treasury posted an announced that the Obama administration will delay parts of the Affordable Health Care Act until 2015.  In particular, the requirement of employers with 50 or more employees to provide … Continue reading

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The Small Business Brokerage Act Summary

On June 6, 2013, H.R. 2274, the Small Business Mergers, Acquisitions, Sales and Brokerage Simplification Act of 2013, (“Small Business Brokerage Act”) was introduced to the House of Representatives.  The Bill would amend the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 … Continue reading

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Is your Business Ready for Obamacare?

The election is over, the dust is settling and out of the fog comes the realization that “Obamacare” or the Affordable Health Care Act will move forward. So what do you as a business owner need to know and what … Continue reading

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Rule 506 and General Solicitation

On August 31, 2012 the SEC issued proposed rules that would eliminate the prohibition against general solicitation and advertising in Rule 506 offerings.  The SEC has requested comments on the proposed rules within 30 days.  You may provide your comments … Continue reading

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SEC Reschedules Open Meeting on JOBS Act

If you were anxiously awaiting the guidance to be provided at the SEC’s Open Meeting on the JOBS Act Title II- provisions mandating the removal of the ban on general solicitation and advertising for Rule 506 offerings, then you will … Continue reading

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Are you Ready for Say-on-Pay?

On January 25, 2011, the SEC adopted rules to implement the say-on-pay and say-on golden parachute provisions of Section 951 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Smaller Reporting Companies were given a two-year exemption from the … Continue reading

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What the Affordable Health Care Act Means for You.

It’s no secret that the Supreme Court upheld the “Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act”-being referred to as Obamacare.   Organizations, politicians and individuals everywhere have reacted with varying opinions, emotions and sometimes profanity.   It is clear that this … Continue reading

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SEC Seeks Early Public Comments on JOBS Act Rules

The SEC has requested  that the public to submit comments and opinions on the provision of the JOBS Act.  They hope the early submission of comments will expedite the rule making process and will ensure consideration of the varying views. … Continue reading

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Obama Signs JOBS Act- Enabling Easier IPOs

Its done! Today President Barack Obama signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups or JOBS Act.  The law relaxes several regulations, particularly rules for initial public offerings. The hope is that this will enable small, private companies to go public, easier … Continue reading

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Facebook Password Amendment Defeated by House

On Wednesday, the Amendment to a larger FCC reform package that would have banned current or prospective employers from demanding employees to hand over personal passwords To Facebook was defeated. The amendment was voted down 236 to 184. As PC … Continue reading

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