For many companies, stock options, ESPPs, or ESOPs are not the only stock plans to consider. Instead, restricted stock awards, restricted stock units, phantom stock, stock appreciation rights (SARs), performance awards, and/or direct stock purchases are an essential part of their compensation strategies. This book/CD combination is an essential toolkit for everyone who needs to research or implement such plans. The book includes eight chapters on what the plan alternatives are, how they work, how to combine them, and the legal and accounting issues they raise. The authors include leading authorities from law firms, Deloitte & Touche, NASPP, and the National Center for Employee Ownership. The book also includes a CD with set of model plan documents, most of them annotated, prepared by law firms. The plan documents are included in word processing format so you can easily edit and use them.

In the 15th edition, chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 have been revised and updated (as of late 2016) where needed. Additionally, every plan document included with the book was reviewed and then revised when necessary.