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Employee Share Plans - The Vehicle for Wealth Creation?

Published on 25 May 1999 | Took place at The Windsor, Melbourne , VIC

This seminar will help you understand the complex issues in traditional employee share plans and will provide essential information for anyone involved in designing or implementing such plans.

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Individual sessions

Key Benefits of ESPs

Author(s):  Graham O'NEILL This seminar presentation focused on the benefits of Employee Share Plans and the HR objectives of the ESPs. Also discussed was the market practice of ESPs and setting appropriate performance hurdles for the plans.

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Designing an ESP to meet HR objectives

Author(s):  Elaine Emery The design of a successful employee equity plan is driven by corporate objectives and HR strategy - not by tax concessions. However, the process of translating HR and corporate objectives into an effective and cost efficient mechanism for delivering value to the company and to employees should include taking maximum advantage of those tax concessions available. This paper examines the nature of the tax concessions available and thier impact on plan design.

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Current and emerging issues with the tax provisions

Author(s):  Sarah BERNHARDT Topics covered in this paper include: Advantages of options v shares; Pros and cons of using a trust; and traps with private company plans.

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Special Issues for Expatriates

Author(s):  G REEVE This paper includes:
a) Inpat and expat issues for Australian plans
  avoiding double tax
  foreign requirements to withhold tax
b) Australian employees participating in foreign plans and FBT and FIF issues

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Legal and practical issues implementing an ESP

Author(s):  Andrew CLEMENTS Topics covered include: Prospectus and ASX issues; methods of policing restrictions on disposal; stamp duty on loan plans; an NAB case study.

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