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Startup Compensation: Tips To Avoid Liability And Keep Your Investors Happy (Video)
There are many ways to run afoul of labor laws and spook your investors—one of the most common for startups is "creative" pay practices. In this video, Fenwick employment
United States
3 Sep 2019
Washington State Imposes Limits On Non-Compete Agreements
Washington is the latest state to shake up the non-competition landscape.
United States
2 Jul 2019
IRS Filing And Reporting Requirements For ISO Exercises And ESPP Stock Transfers For 2019
This client alert is intended to remind you of certain 2018 year-end reporting requirements under Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code)
United States
24 Jan 2019
IRS Issues New Guidance On Section 83(i)
The test is not whether 80 percent received either options or RSUs.
United States
27 Dec 2018
How To Structure A Secondary So It Doesn't Count As Compensation
As employee tender offers increase in frequency, so too has the scrutiny applied by auditors. Among the questions asked during these reviews: Is a buyback a straightforward sale of stock,
United States
11 Dec 2018
New 162(m) Guidance: IRS Notice 2018-68 Clarifies Scope Of Tax Reform And Transition Rules
Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code denies a tax deduction to a public company for compensation paid to certain individuals—called "covered employees"—to the extent that the compensation paid
United States
3 Sep 2018
SEC Increases Rule 701 Disclosure Threshold And Issues Concept Release Regarding Modernization Of Compensatory Securities Offerings
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously voted on July 18 to adopt final amendments to Rule 701, which provides private companies an exemption from registration...
United States
25 Jul 2018
409A Guidance On Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans For Beginners
Section 409A penalizes certain compensation structures where a service provider receives a right to payment of compensation in a later taxable year.
United States
4 Jun 2018
409A Guidance On Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plans - Compliance Strategies
Section 409A is intended to regulate deferred compensation arrangements. It was enacted, in part...
United States
15 Mar 2018
IRS Filing And Reporting Requirements For ISO Exercises And ESPP Stock Transfers
This client alert is intended to remind you of certain 2017 year-end reporting requirements under Section 6039 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the Code), with respect to stock issued to employees ...
United States
16 Jan 2018
Equity Compensation Rules Continue To Change In Latest Proposed Tax Reform Bill
The tax reform bill passed by the Senate early Saturday morning, December 2, in a 51-49 vote contained a number of last-minute amendments which, among other things ...
United States
7 Dec 2017
Revised Senate Tax Reform Bill Represents Win for Technology Sector
Paving the way for a net-win for technology companies, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) released a modified chairman's mark to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act ...
United States
20 Nov 2017
Fenwick's Top Articles On Privacy, Patent Venue, Index Rules, SCOTUS And More
Recent months have brought important business, legal and regulatory developments. We analyzed Fenwick's client alerts and rounded up the most popular ones with our readers ...
United States
7 Nov 2017
What You Should Know When Establishing A 401(K) Plan: A Guide For New Plan Sponsors
Setting up a new 401(k) plan seems like it should be simple. Many companies offer a 401(k) plan to their employees, and prospective plan sponsors appear to have a substantial variety of vendors ...
United States
3 Nov 2017
New California Laws Prohibit Employers From Asking About Salary History
In a continuing effort to combat pay discrimination, Governor Jerry Brown recently signed AB 168 into law. Beginning January 1, 2018, all California employers are prohibited from seeking ...
United States
26 Oct 2017
CEO Pay Ratio Rule: New SEC Advice Helps Companies Prepare To Comply
Having recently affirmed that there will be no postponement of the 2018 effective date for CEO pay ratio disclosure...
United States
28 Sep 2017
DOL: Apparent Shift Toward More Employer Friendly Policy
Actions by the federal Department of Labor portend an apparent shift toward a more employer-friendly wage and hour policy.
United States
23 Aug 2017
Washington State Enacts Generous Paid Family Leave Program
On July 5, 2017, Washington became the fifth state to guarantee paid family leave for employees when Governor Jay Inslee signed the program into law.
United States
22 Aug 2017
New York City Installs Protections For Freelance Workers
Effective May 15, 2017, New York City's Freelance Isn't Free Act aims to ensure that freelance workers in New York City are paid on time and in full.
United States
22 Aug 2017
California Legislative And Agency Update
As state and federal limitations on the use of criminal background information tighten, employers should re-visit their candidate vetting processes and determine how much criminal information they really need.
United States
22 Aug 2017
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