New NCEO Data on the Costs of ESOP Litigation

A new NCEO study found that, over the last 10 years, 68 private company ESOP court cases had results in settlements or judgments that cost the defendants a total of $385.5 million. The average payout per employee in these cases was $14,400 per participant.

Employee Ownership Efforts Move Forward in NJ, MO

The proposed 2024 New Jersey budget includes $6 million in funding for conversions to ESOPs and other plans, and legislation in Missouri would restore a capital gains exclusion for sellers to an ESOP.

Announcing the 2023 NCEO Board of Directors

The NCEO is delighted to announce six new members of its board of directors: Lori Atone, Jennifer Briggs, Haydee Caldero, Timothy Garbinsky, Susan Kildahl, and Dan Markowitz -- their bios are below. The three-year terms of the new directors will begin on April 1, 2023.

The NC State Center Is Hiring an Executive Director

Across the U.S. there is a burgeoning and vibrant network of state centers for employee ownership that are working to get the word out about ESOPs, worker cooperatives, employee ownership trusts (EOTs), and other forms of broad-based ownership for businesses.