Extending US employee stock incentive plans to Australian employees

Extending US employee stock incentive plans to Australian employees

Australia highly regulates employee stock incentive plans. Failing to adapt to applicable rules can lead to adverse consequences for employees and employers and ultimately can undermine the intended purpose of such plans. Compliments of our DLA Piper colleagues, here is an overview of some of the legal and tax issues US parent and Australian subsidiary companies should consider when including Australian resident employees in US-based employee stock incentive plans.

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