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Perte d’options d’achat d’actions : abus ou oppression?

L’attrait des régimes d’options d’achat d’actions (ROAA) est indéniable : en liant les gains des cadres à l’augmentation du cours des actions de la compagnie, un ROAA offre un mode de rémunération flexible doublé d’un programme d’intéressement à long terme.

 

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Deferred compensation: You can take it with you (sometimes)

Deferred compensation in the form of future bonuses, retention payments, and stock options has become a standard element of executive compensation. While there are countless variations of such plans, they are all designed to incent employees to remain with their employer, and to perform to the employee’s highest capability while he is there. In order to meet these goals, such plans will often include a deferral of the benefit once it is earned, in order to create an incentive to remain with the employer.

 

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Unexpected risks of stock option plans

Stock options and stock grants have become normal and expected elements of executive compensation in Canada. Stock options are generally granted to executive employees as a means of creating a common purpose or goal between senior employees and the company. The valuation of these options, and the employee’s entitlement to exercise them, has been an issue in many wrongful dismissal actions.

 

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