The ESOP Association

ESOP Association Resources

Jan. 28
The Pennsylvania State house has passed HB 285 which would permit the deferral of taxation on a lump-sum distribution from Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP). The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler), puts the state on par with the rest of the nation and allows certain business owners who sell stock to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) to defer capital gains taxes collected at the sale of the business.
Sep. 29
The ESOP Association's Immediate Past Chair, and Chairman of Eagle Broadband, Gary Shorman, will testify at the House Committee on Small Business Hearing on "Empowering Employee Owned Businesses and Cooperatives Through Access to Capital." He will represent the interests of ESOPs and The ESOP Association at the hearing.
From the committee website:
Sep. 09
Today, President Biden announced strict new mandates from the federal government requiring more than 100 million Americans to be vaccinated or tested weekly for COVID-19. These requirements will impact ESOP companies with more than 100 employees, health care ESOP companies including but not limited to hospitals, dialysis facilities, ambulatory surgical settings, and home health agencies, and ESOPs with government contracts.
Employers with more than 100 Employees
Jul. 30
One Step Closer for ESOPs with the Main Street Employee Ownership Act
TEA is pleased to share that recently the House of Representatives passed legislation, now heading to the Senate, that includes some strong provisions supporting ESOPs and employee ownership.   
Apr. 30
An Initial Look at President Biden’s Proposals  
Wednesday, President Biden introduced the nation to his American Jobs Plan and Made in America Tax Plan -- plans that seek to alter the federal tax structure, boost America’s infrastructure, and address issues related to families. We have conducted an initial review of these proposals, specifically the tax changes, to consider their effects on the ESOP community. Below are some observations on how these proposed changes, as currently presented, may affect ESOPs.
Mar. 22
Marty Walsh, the two-term mayor of Boston, was confirmed as the Labor secretary by the Senate in a 68-29 vote on Monday, March 22, 2021.
Please see the ESOP Association's Official Statement for more on this news.
Mar. 09
Julie Su, current head of California’s Labor and Workforce Development Agency has been tapped by the Biden administration to be Deputy Labor Secretary under Labor Secretary Nominee Marty Walsh.
Mar. 09
$1.9 trillion relief bill includes $1,400 checks, billions for vaccines, and money to reopen schools. Restaurant, airplane manufacturing, concert venue industries set to benefit most.
Feb. 05
New COVID-19 guidelines from the DOL's OSHA are now available online.
Jan. 14
See the PDF to the right for a map and list of pre-convening freshman in Congress. A pre-convening freshman is a Member who won a seat in the general election. This category also includes people who won a special election prior to the first meeting of a new Congress.
Freshman members are important targets for outreach because they may or may not know about ESOPs and Employee Ownership.