Tag Archives: fiduciary duties

ESOPs and Artisan Distilling

Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) are becoming a popular—and tax effective—way for companies to manage succession planning. When structured properly an ESOP can provide huge financial benefits to companies and their employees alike. There have been several craft brewers who have taken advantage of the ESOP structure in the past year, and we expect this … Continue Reading

The Quandary of Publicly-Traded Employer Stock in a 401(k) Plan

Offering employer stock in a 401(k) plan investment lineup can seem like a win-win situation. It can enable employees to become company owners—real, skin-in-the-game, participants in their employer’s economic future—through a simple deferral election. The U.S. Supreme Court has even recognized the value of employer stock funds, confirming that Congress sought to encourage their creation … Continue Reading

UK Employment Alert: Employee Duties / Employer Protections

by Alison Wetherfield Employees are often the greatest assets of a business. Their departure to work for competitors (including their own fledgling businesses) can pose one of the greatest risks to the success of the business. These risks have been emphasized in two recent cases in which employers discovered the hard way (by losing) the … Continue Reading
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