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Senate plans disastrous tax on vesting that could kill stock compensation

A proposed tax that charges people as their startup equity vests instead of when they cash it out and actually have money to pay the taxes could wreck how tech companies recruit talent. And the indust

Why Uber may see a fresh flood of departures in the not-too-distant future

Last year, we told you about the employees at Uber who were seemingly handcuffed to the company, noting that those whose shares were vested can't afford to quit. By February of this year, Uber had str

Some tweaks to build employee loyalty

Two years here. Three years there. Another five somewhere else. Frequent job-hopping used to be a red flag, suggesting a candidate was unfocused and disloyal. That stigma seems to be gone. Changing jo

Uber lawsuit alleges employees were misled on equity compensation

An Uber employee has filed a lawsuit accusing the company of misleading employees about their equity compensation. Uber “devised a fraudulent scheme to recruit highly sought software engin

What To Do If Your Lead Investor Asks For ESOP

As valuations continue to rise, early stage VCs are getting more “creative” with their deal structuring. In particular, I’ve seen a rise in requests for ESOP shares to be allocated to lead inves

The Vote Is in and Twitter Gets its Tax Breaks. Now, What about Everyone Else?

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City Tax Battle Isn't About a Two-Year Break. It's About Repealing the Payroll Tax Completely

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San Francisco Wants to Tax Your Stock Options– All of Them.

<img src='' class="shot" alt="" />Few people are aware the San Francisco has had a tax provision in its municipal code since 2004 that requires

Newsflash: Working for Google early on makes you rich

This lady’s name is Bonnie Brown. She’s a skillionaire. She wasn’t always rich, though. Back in 1999, she was making $450 a week as a masseuse for Google, which at that time had 40 e

Breaking: Steve Jobs Gets Paid Lots Of Money

Forbes has come out with the list of highest paid CEOs and guess who’s on top? You guessed it, Stevie Jobs. While Jobs took a $1-a-year salary like the Google Guys, those stock options he got in

Former Apple CFO Told To Pay Up – Big Time

When the SEC is on your back and you’ve been backdating stock options, you’re kind of in a tight situation. So when former Apple Chief Financial Officer Fred Anderson was offered a deal to