New employee share scheme (ESS) provisions in the Corporations Act come into effect for offers made on or after 1 October 2022, while Class Orders (COs) 14/1000 and 14/1001 will cease to apply to new offers. The COs provide various forms of relief from Corporations Act requirements.
Do you need tailored remuneration advice this year, or just an update of market data and movements? Using real, current market data, we illustrate the differences between the approaches, and how you might decide which is best for your business at any given time.
Poor drafting of legislation intended to support widespread use of equity by unlisted companies instead prevented most from developing a compelling ESOP. Complete with a decision tree, this Insight will help you determine whether now is the right time to consider a new ESOP or even a replacement.
From 30 September 2022, recent amendments to the Corporations Act will create a new regime governing Employee Share Schemes (ESSs) designed to remedy the impediments to both listed and unlisted companies trying to introduce an ESS. In this Insight we outline the new regime.
Flaws in many of the various calculations of equity instruments for LTI grants result in inappropriate numbers being granted. To address the issue, GRG has developed a universal formula for this calculation, applicable to LTIs and other purposes.
Common traps, missed opportunities and issues often make ESOPs seem harder and more expensive than they need to be, and undermine their impact. Fortunately, a range of simple, cost-effective solutions make ESOPs and equity-based remuneration the most attractive form of remuneration.
Benchmarking KMP remuneration may seem like a simple process, but it can quickly and easily go wrong. We set out four pitfalls to avoid when benchmarking in 2022, using the example of a fictitious online electronics retailer, Nogan Limited.
STVR typically rewards performance over a single year of the company's annual business plan. For many years it was paid entirely in cash, which promoted short-termism at the expense of the company's longer-term benefit. Here we look at future best practice, including how deferring STVR can support long term alignment, equity holding policy requirements, and “skin in the game”.
In the 2021 Federal Budget, it was announced that for ESS taxing purposes, termination of employment will not be a taxing trigger point for grants made on or after 1 July 2022. This small change will significantly affect the design of rights plans relating to LTVR, STVR deferral and retention programs.
GRG is a consulting firm that exclusively advises employers on employee pay and incentives for non-executive directors, top executive directors and other employees. GRG does not provide personal financial product advice and does not advise individuals or consumers of investment advice or the management of financial products such as shares or interests in superannuation funds or managed investment schemes.