Policy Options for State Employee Ownership Legislation

Broad-based employee ownership plans, primarily employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) and worker-owned cooperatives, are a bipartisan, effective means to help create an economy that is both more productive and more able to provide financial security for workers in all sectors of the economy.

State Legislation on Employee Ownership

There has been increasing interest in employee ownership in state legislatures. This article describes existing state employee ownership legislation and key pending bills.

Ten Ways to Make Your ESOP Great

On average, ESOPs are wins for everyone—sellers, employees, and the company itself—but the average is pulled up by a handful of stellar ESOP companies.

The Rights of ESOP Participants

To get the tax benefits employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) provide, companies must abide by the rules designed to make sure taxpayers are getting their money's worth.

Valuation Discounts in ESOPs

A commonly distressing experience for owners in a company with an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) is that the price of the business as a whole is not the price the ESOP will actually pay.

Where Did Employee Ownership Month Come From?

Back in 1982, the National Center for Employee Ownership was in its second year. Our staff consisted of three people: Karen Young, myself, and an intern, Mike Yoffee. We thought it would be a good idea to have an employee ownership week.

Working at an ESOP

Considering a job at an ESOP company? Here are some things you should know.