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May 13,2020

Our special edition COVID-19 issue! Our feature article discusses ways to recession-proof your equity award program. We also offer a thorough checklist of over 25 ways economic volatility is affecting equity award programs and five hacks for working at home. Data snapshot highlights actions and reactions to the current market volality. Across Our Desk rounds up law and consulting firm guidance on COVID-19 and equity compensation.

Feb 12,2020

The feature article in this issue of the Advisor examines the various purposes for which performance awards are reported. Key trends from the NASPP/Deloitte Consulting Stock Plan Design Survey are highlighted in the Top Ten List and, in Administrators Corner, we discuss important considerations for divorce tranfer policies. "Across Our Desk" covers the proposed Section 162(m) regulations, the new Form W-4, ISS policy changes for 2020, use of RSUs for inducement grants, considerations for "Cadillac" ESPPs, and more.

Nov 12,2019

This issue of the Advisor features an article highlighting recent data on retirement provisions. The issue also includes a Top Ten List on reasons to consider a nonqualified ESPP and an Administrators Corner article on multigenerational communications. "Across Our Desk" covers the impact of stock awards on overtime payments, a recent letter from the CII expressing a preference for restricted stock with extended time-based vesting, final rules on 401(k) hardship withdrawals and ESPP participation, new tax develoments, developments in stock plan litigation, and more.

Aug 21,2019

This issue of the Advisor features a top ten list on retirement provisions and three Meet the Speaker interviews on building your brand, economic value added, and the retirement eligibility survival guide. Across Our Desk highlights articles on automatic exercise at option expiration, valuation of ESPPs, data on how stock plan participants view stock compensation, hedging policies, recent tax developments and more.

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