It is common for employers to offer employee stock options or an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) for employees who have worked at a company for a specified period of time. After obtaining company stock for less than market value, the employee can then sell the shares for more than the original purchase price. However, if the company’s stock falls dramatically, the employee may wind up losing money, and may attempt to file a claim against the employer. Employment issues involving ESOPs can be complicated and difficult to remedy. Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation provides employers and employees with sound advice and experienced guidance on the full range of stock option planning issues.
Employee stock options can be useful in creating an incentive for employees to perform to the best of their abilities. At Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation, our lawyers can advise you on how to properly manage ESOPs and how to create stock option plans that are compliant with the law. In addition, we can assist you in the following ways:
Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation is ready to assist you with any issue related to ESOPs. For help with a labor and employment matter or other business law matter in and around Alameda and Contra Costa Counties, contact us today by phone at 925-468-0400 or online.
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