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Legal Services Offered by Our On-Demand Milwaukee Employment Attorneys
Our experienced Milwaukee employment attorneys & lawyers can help guide you on how to proceed with various employee decisions such as reviewing employee documents such as contracts, agreements, policies, and handbooks, along with difficult decisions such as firing, lawsuits, claims, and complaints.
Although not every single employment contract will require legal assistance, many employment lawyers would recommend avoiding unilateral employment contracts that strongly benefit one side over the other. These types of employee contracts rarely hold up in court, yet having the funds needed to combat an issue in court can limit the employee’s options.
A confidentiality agreement and a non-compete agreement are common forms of employee contracts that one of our Milwaukee employment attorneys can help customize for your business. If your business needs to fire an employee, proper measures should be taken from a business legal standpoint to ensure proper communication and a smooth transition of dismissing that employee. In any case, we suggest you connect with our employment attorneys to discuss your options.
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Many employers now offer stock options in place of other popular benefits as a part of their employee incentive packages. Stock options can be confusing to new employees receiving them, and even some employers offering them. For example, some people do not realize that a employee stock option has no real value until it is exercised.
In this article, we take a look at stock options: what they are, how they are exercised, their tax implications, and more. We’ll also offer some suggestions on where to turn for financial advice regarding your stock option questions.
Keep in mind that exercising stock options can be complicated, and result in significant financial and tax consequences. It is highly recommended, therefore, that you consult with an attorney, accountant, or other experienced tax professional before exercising any stock option.
What Is a Stock Option?
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What Is an Option Pool?
An option pool is a way a startup company can acquire talented employees by offering them stock if the company does well enough to go public. Employees receive percentages of the option pool when they're hired, with the amount changing based on how early the employee joins the company and what their position within the company is.
An option pool is a percentage of a company reserved for employees. New companies create option pools by setting aside common stock shares, and granting these shares to employees as a way to pull new talent into a startup.
Option pools are also called employee stock option pool (ESOP.)
Companies use option pools because:
- They want to offer an incentive other than money when they don't have much capital
- They want to give employees a reason to work hard enough for the company to go public (to make the pool worth something)
Startups have one big advantage in attracting talent. While big companies can offer big paychecks and great benefits, startups can offer employees the chance at becoming very rich through sharing company ownership. Here is an introduction to the methods companies use to decide how to split up equity fairly between the founders and employees at early-stage startups.
There are as many different opinions about the how to to structure an equity split for a startup company as there are startups. It is always a good idea to seek out the advice of experienced professionals before finalizing any equity split agreement.
What Is an Equity Split?
Equity refers to non-cash compensation that represents partial ownership in a company. The equity is usually divided up, or split, among the early founders, financial supporters and sometimes employe
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