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NASPP Essentials

Educating Employees on Your ESPP
Dec 31,2009

This article provides an overview of the contributors and components of an educational program for a Section 423 qualified ESPP offered to U.S. employees. To develop your own educational program, it is necessary to understand who contributes to these programs and the extent of information that can be communicated to employees.

Articles

Cover Letter - ESPP Tax Report
Nov 24,2009

Cover letter for a report ESPP transactions distributed to participantes for tax purposes

Participant Year End Planning - Avoiding Advice, Providing Resources
Dec 07,2017
Jennifer Namazi

Many of us in stock compensation do our best (either formally or informally) to avoid deep dive conversations with stock plan participants around “year end” logistics. Not surprisingly, this can result in a communication gap between the participant and the issuer – creating a void. Looking for ways to bridge that gap without putting on an adviser hat? I have some ideas.

CEO Pay Ratio: Planning for Employee Reactions - Part 2
Nov 30,2017
Jennifer Namazi

A few weeks ago, in the NASPP Blog entry "CEO Pay Ratio: Planning for Employee Communications," I wrote about planning to communicate with employees on the topic of the upcoming CEO pay ratio disclosure. Since my initial post on this subject, I've come across some helpful content that is further food for thought when contemplating a communication strategy.

CEO Pay Ratio: Planning for Employee Reactions
Nov 02,2017
Jennifer Namazi

There’s been much buzz around the first round of CEO Pay Ratio disclosures, to occur beginning in the upcoming proxy season. While many companies are busily preparing for the disclosure itself, attention must also be given to other important tasks that stem from the disclosure – like preparing to communicate with the media, shareholders and internal employees.

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Sample Documents

FAQs on FICA Taxes on RSUs for Retirement-Eligible Employees
Sep 11,2012

Sample FAQ explaining to retirement-eligible employees how FICA taxes will be collected on RSUs that provide for accelerated or continued vesting upon retirement.

Sample Employee Presentation on ESPP, Stock Options, and Awards
Jun 20,2012

Sample presentation for new hires on ESPP, stock options, and insider trading compliance program.

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Webcasts

Help Employees to Make Smarter Equity Award Decisions
May 19,2021

Fuel employee financial health with equity by cultivating an investor mindset among employees.

Equity Compensation and Financial Wellness
Jun 06,2018

How equity awards can be part of a financial wellness program for employees

Equity Awards: Creating Long-Term or Momentary Owners?
Jun 08,2016

Are the objectives of your company's equity plan being met?

Podcasts

Regulations & Statutes

Form 3921
Oct 10,2017

IRS Form 3921, used to report ISO exercises.

Form 3922
Sep 01,2016

IRS Form 3922, used to report first legal transfer of shares acquired under a Section 423 employee stock purchase plan (ESPP).

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