Over the past several years, the Department of Labor (DOL) has increased its review of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs). In particular, the DOL has been auditing ESOPs and focusing particular attention to valuations and on the documentation of any stock purchases made by the ESOP from shareholders. This article highlights this increased enforcement activity.
I will be presenting a webinar on DOL Enforcement and ESOPs Current Issues for the Ohio Employer Ownership Center (OEOC) this Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 10 a.m. EST. You can sign up by visiting https://cc.readytalk.com/cc/s/registrations/new?cid=32qhfn0i85uc