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2022 will be viewed as a year of political turmoil in the UK with three different prime ministers during the year. While all were leaders of the UK Conservative party, the tax policy objectives were significantly different leading to proposed changes being reversed in some cases. For more information on the latest developments in the UK, see our recent NASPP guest blog post here. *Thank you to our colleague Gillian Parnell in our London office…

Over the years, we have advised many companies on the considerations related to suspending vesting of equity awards and/or suspending participation in an employee stock purchase plan while an employee is on a leave of absence. This seems like a relatively straightforward concept. In practice, however, it can be difficult to get right and a challenge to administer. When determining whether to adopt a leave policy, companies will want to consider: the proposed terms of…

It’s easy to read current financial headlines and understand that it’s possible the US and other countries may be headed into or are currently already in an economic recession. Either way it doesn’t hurt to start preparing for a potential downturn. In such a downturn, it’s quite possible that corporate budgets will tighten and companies will be tasked with finding ways to stretch each dollar further than the quarter before. Equity stock plan administrators tasked…

The Rise of Total Reward Statements Starting a few years ago, many companies embraced the use of Total Reward Statements (TRS) in which they tried to summarize all of the different compensation items paid to an employee in one statement, ostensibly to make it easier for an employee to see, at a glance, how much money they were actually making.  A TRS usually includes base salary, bonus payments, commission payments and, of course, equity awards.…