Offering Equity as Part of Employee Compensation: Cautions to Consider (Webinar)
Friday, June 28
12:00 - 100pm PST Online
Qualifies for 1 General HRCI Recertification Credit / 1 SHRM PDC
Learn how the law treats different forms of equity compensation such as stock options and reserved stock units, and how this impacts employee hiring, discipline, and termination decisions you make as an HR professional.
Understand and manage the risks associated with offering employees equity compensation and terminating employees with vested equity benefits. We will analyze this issue through relevant California and federal statutes and court cases, including Schachter v. Citigroup, Inc. and International Business Machines Corp. v. Bajorek.
When making disciplinary and termination decisions, HR representatives in the tech industry – which includes a large percentage of startups – need to be aware of an employee’s equity compensation and the form of that compensation. Terminating an employee with certain forms of equity benefits without following specific processes and protocols can subject employers to a substantial amount of risk. This webinar will focus on helping HR professionals understand and mitigate this risk.
After participating, you’ll better understand:
1) How the law interprets and treats different forms of equity compensation.
2) Potential risks in disciplining or terminating employees who have earned or are earning equity compensation.
3) How to mitigate potential risks when making disciplinary and termination decisions for employees who possess equity compensation.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Conor Dale, Principal, San Francisco office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Conor Dale is a Principal in the San Francisco, California, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has experience representing employers in state and federal employment litigation including single plaintiff discrimination, harassment, retaliation and breach of contract claims and wage and hour class action experience. He has particular expertise in contractual arbitration and representing employers in the technology industry, including defending companies and boards of directors from claims filed by current and former C-suite executives.