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For many people, the best way to use our resources is to browse or search our site for the many articles, publications, Webinars, meetings, and other resources here. The materials under "A General Guide..." below introduce you to our main activities. However, there are many specialized topics for which only a few pages are relevant, like equity compensation for LLCs. To help you find that needle in a haystack, we have collected some frequently requested pages under "A Selective Guide..."
Freezing or terminating a plan: Our publication Terminating an ESOP: Valuation and Fiduciary Issues; Freezing or Terminating an ESOP on this site; in the Employee Ownership Report (username and password required), see p. 5 in the May-June 2009 issue and and p. 7 in the September-October 2010 issue.
Model plan: Our Model ESOP book/CD.
Company lists: For comprehensive list collections, see our U.S. ESOP Company Database and other lists. For the 100 largest employee-owned companies, see our Employee Ownership 100 and our list of other well-known employee-owned companies.
ESPPs: GPS: ESPP; the ESPP chapter in Selected Issues in Equity Compensation; parts of Accounting for Equity Compensation, The Stock Options Book, The Decision-Maker's Guide to Equity Compensation, and the members-only ESPP Webinar replay (username and password required).
Limited liability companies (LLCs): Equity Compensation for Limited Liability Companies, the short article on this site, and our prerecorded Webinar Equity Compensation in LLCs, S Corporations, and Other Pass-Through Entities.
Performance awards: The chapter and sample plan in Equity Alternatives.
Restricted stock, phantom stock, SARs: The article Phantom Stock and Stock Appreciation Rights (SARs), the chapters and sample plans in Equity Alternatives; and the book GPS: Restricted Stock and Restricted Stock Units.
Outside resources: See our Equity Compensation Resource List.
Company lists and equity compensation surveys: See our surveys and research page for surveys of equity and executive compensation, plus lists of major public companies with broad-based plans.
ESOPs: who to contact for questions or help: As noted at the bottom of our participant rights article, the U.S. Department of Labor maintains a toll-free hotline for plan participants and beneficiaries who have questions or problems: call 1.866.444.3272, or alternatively go to www.askebsa.dol.gov.
Equity compensation: The sites on our links page.
Articles: See our articles, especially the research section at the bottom.
Research results and datasets: See our survey and research page.
How many ESOPs and participants there are, etc.: See our Statistical Profile of Employee Ownership.
Start at our Press Center.