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Two-thirds (65 per cent) of U.S. employees rank flexible work options as the No. 1 component of compensation beyond salary, down from 71 per cent in 2022, according to a new report by the Conference Board Inc. The survey, which polled more than 1,500 workers, found employees in hybrid (68 per cent) and fully remote […]

  • By: Staff
  • November 20, 2023 November 20, 2023
  • 15:00

A Federal Court of Appeal ruling will make it very difficult for executives and employees to treat share transfers from their companies as capital gains rather than income. The decision involved Kitchener, Ont.-based D2L Corp., whose intention was to distribute appreciated shares of the company, held in a trust, to various employees. In turn, the […]

The Ontario Court of Appeal has overturned a Superior Court decision that allowed an employee to receive his stock option awards throughout his 24 months of reasonable notice on the grounds that the employer had failed to provide adequate notice of termination. “The decision gives important guidance to employers about what will be appropriate in […]

Many companies used to boast about their modern offices with gyms, fully-stocked kitchens and even bowling alleys. But when the coronavirus pandemic hit, sharing a meal or treadmill with a colleague became a lot less attractive to workers, who could suddenly work from anywhere and thus, for anyone. The shift toward remote work means competition […]


Canada’s new employee stock option tax rules are raising a number of questions for employers, says David Crawford, a partner at Hugessen Consulting Inc. The new rules — part of the 2021 federal budget signed into law on June 29 — include an annual limit of $200,000 that will apply on stock option grants that […]

The federal government’s recent budget confirmed its intention to proceed with the new stock option regime previously announced in its November 30, 2020, economic statement — meaning the proposed changes will likely come into force on July 1, as planned. As currently drafted, the changes impose an annual cap of $200,000 on employee stock options […]

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Employees that include company stock in their overall financial planning are more loyal and have a higher output level, according to new research conducted in the U.S by Fidelity Investments Inc. It found these employees were twice as likely to work harder, three times as likely to feel loyalty to their employer and three times […]

  • By: Staff
  • March 17, 2021 March 17, 2021
  • 09:00
Stop Stressing About Stock Options

To expense or not expense? The markets will ultimately decide which is best.

  • February 19, 2014 September 13, 2019
  • 06:47