wex definitions

well-known seasoned issuer (WKSI)

Well-known seasoned issuer (WKSI) is a category of issuer which allows greater flexibility in accessing U.S. public markets.

Qualification as a well-known seasoned issuer

For an issuer to qualify as a WKSI, they must...

Wells Notice

A "Wells Notice" is a letter sent by a securities regulator to a prospective respondent, notifying him of the substance of charges that the regulator intends to bring against the respondent, and affording the respondent with the opportunity to submit a...

Wells Submission

A response to a Wells Notice. A Wells Notice warns a person or business of possible enforcement action by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In a Wells Submission, the person or business so warned has the opportunity to present facts...

wet reckless

Wet reckless is an informal term for a plea bargain reached where someone charged with a DUI receives a lesser charge usually for reckless driving. The charge is called “wet” because reckless charges do not include driving under the influence...

whiplash

Whiplash is a neck or back injury common in car accidents, whiplash occurs when the body is suddenly restrained (usually by a seatbelt), and the sudden stop causes the head to jerk, injuring the neck. It is an injury to the cervical spine...

whistleblogger

A whistleblogger is a whistleblower who uses a web blog or similar internet-based forum to raise concerns about a person or entity’s misconduct or wrongdoing. Among other topics, whistlebloggers may speak about corruption, a violation of the...

whistleblower

An employee who alleges wrongdoing by their employer of the sort that violates public law or tends to injure a considerable number of people. The employer can be public or private. Whistleblowers often relay information to law enforcement and other...

whistleblower act

A type of law that protects employees from retaliation when they report (with some reasonable basis) wrongdoing by their employers.

See also: whistleblower

whistleblower law

A whistleblower law is a federal or state law that protects employees from retaliation, such as termination or discrimination, for properly disclosing employer wrongdoing. Also termed as a whistleblower act. An employer's wrongdoing includes...

Whistleblower Protection Act

A whistleblower protection act is a federal or state law that protects employees from retaliation, such as termination or discrimination, for properly disclosing employer wrongdoing. Also termed as the whistleblower act. An employer's...

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