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Globally (Not So) Mobile Employees: Taxation of Equity Awards in a COVID-19 World

The US tax rules governing the taxation of equity awards for globally mobile employees are complex and in some cases, uncertain. Among other things, employers must consider the type of award, grant and vesting dates, and sourcing rules to ensure proper reporting and withholding for non-US employees that have worked in the United States. The travel restrictions have caused US multinational businesses to review their existing processes for how they compute and report taxable income for non-US employees working in the United States, especially with regard to vesting of equity arrangements. Access the full article.

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Compensation for Privately Held Companies

Allison Wilkerson presented on a panel at the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) Conference. The panel provided an overview of issues impacting compensation matters, as well as decisions affecting privately held companies that are wholly or partially owned by an ESOP.  The presentation included an analysis of certain legal requirements and a current view on best practices.  Finally, the panelists provided real-life examples of effective compensation programs and decision-making strategies for executive and staff compensation. Access full presentation.

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Employee Benefits Issues in Spin-Offs

by Joseph S. Adams and Jeffrey M. Holdvogt In a corporate spin-off, both the existing company and the new company (spinco) must consider the implications for employees, employee benefit plans and executive compensation arrangements.  Benefit plans and compensation arrangements can represent significant liabilities and responsibilities, and typically are expressly allocated in an employee matters agreement (EMA).  This article provides a brief summary of some of the key employee benefit plans issues to consider in a spin-off. To read the full article, click here.

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