myStockOptions.com Expands Content On Job Termination To Help Employees With Stock Grants
Job loss has an immediate impact on stock options, restricted stock, and other types of equity awards. Employees, executives, and their financial advisors must know the rules that govern the treatment of their grants after job termination to avoid the expiration and irreversible forfeiture of valuable stock compensation. In addition to updating and expanding its content on job termination, myStockOptions.com is making a special offer to Certified Equity Professionals (CEPs) who lose their jobs through a corporate layoff.
Brookline, MA, February 9, 2009 - In response to the growing number of layoffs throughout corporate America during the economic downturn, myStockOptions.com has expanded its content on the immediate impact that job termination has on stock options, restricted stock, and other types of equity compensation. Most of this content on job termination is available free with basic registration at the website.
Understanding Treatment Of Stock Grants After Termination Is Crucial
Upon a layoff or other type of job loss, employees urgently need to know the company rules that govern the treatment of their stock grants after job termination. Companies must strictly follow these rules and almost never make exceptions. On top of sudden unemployment, a laid-off employee who mistakenly allows in-the-money stock options to expire unexercised will irreversibly forfeit a valuable financial asset in tough economic times. The rules sometimes confuse even tax and financial advisors.
Articles And FAQs On Issues At Hiring
Questions answered include:
Special Offer For Certified Equity Professionals Who Lose Their Jobs
myStockOptions.com is committed to the ongoing education of stock plan professionals, financial advisors, and plan participants alike. As part of its efforts to help during these tough economic times, myStockOptions.com offers CEPs who lose their jobs through a corporate layoff a complimentary myStockOptions.com Premium Membership, giving them full access to the site’s award-winning content and tools. CEPs in this position need only contact myStockOptions.com (firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-734-1979) to take advantage of this offer.
In addition, myStockOptions.com has launched a course of study on restricted stock, restricted stock units, and performance shares that provides five hours of continuing education credit for CEPs who pass the exam at the end of the course. Approved by the CEPI, the course and 28-question exam are available from a link on the home page of myStockOptions.com. CEPs who score 70% or better on the exam receive a certificate that they must submit to the CEPI to obtain the five credits. myStockOptions.com is developing other courses for CEP credit that will soon be available.
Corporate Licensing Available
All the content on myStockOptions.com is ideally suited for licensing by companies and stock plan providers for their stock plan participants. A customized version of the website's award-winning content can be seamlessly woven into companies' HR, benefits, and/or compensation portals. Accessible through any internet browser, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, licensed content from myStockOptions.com lets stock plan participants answer their own questions about their stock grants whenever they need to learn more—saving time for the stock plan staff and costs for the company. For more information, visit http://mystockoptions.com, email email@example.com, or call 617-734-1979.
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For more information, please contact Bruce Brumberg and Matt Simon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-734-1979.