Equity Assessment Tool

Reduce the uncertainty associated with providing equity to your global team.
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Offer equity with confidence

Oyster’s Equity Assessment Tool provides information about the cost, tax obligations, and compliance requirements associated with providing stock options, restricted stock units, and cash plans to team members in over 60 countries. In doing so, it reduces uncertainty and gives you confidence when providing equity to your global team.

Self-serve

Get the answers yourself, whenever you want

Local compliance guardrails built into the Oyster platform make sure your employment agreements are legally compliant with local labor laws and give your business the legal protections you need.

Speed

Become a global equity expert, fast

Need answers fast? Now you can quickly determine which type of equity is the most convenient in any country. Let us be your guide!

Expertise

Be confident in your decision

Compare equity options in different countries so you can make the right decision. Our in-depth knowledge base will help you become the in-house expert on local legal requirements in different countries, including taxation and compliance.

Reduced complexity

Simplify your approach to equity

No need to scour the internet or hire a local legal firm in every country where you hire a new team member; the Oyster Equity Assessment is your single, on-demand source of truth for understanding how equity works for team members around the globe.

Expertise

Be confident in your decision

Compare equity options in different countries so you can make the right decision. Our in-depth knowledge base will help you become the in-house expert on local legal requirements in different countries, including taxation and compliance.

Speed

Become a global equity expert, fast

Need answers fast? Now you can quickly determine which type of equity is the most convenient in any country. Let us be your guide!

Expertise

Be confident in your decision

Compare equity options in different countries so you can make the right decision. Our in-depth knowledge base will help you become the in-house expert on local legal requirements in different countries, including taxation and compliance.

Reduced complexity

Simplify your approach to equity

No need to scour the internet or hire a local legal firm in every country where you hire a new team member; the Oyster Equity Assessment is your single, on-demand source of truth for understanding how equity works for team members around the globe.

How it works

Providing equity to team members across a range of locations is complicated. Every country has its own rules, regulations, and requirements, and most companies don’t have the time or expertise needed to understand the pros and cons of offering equity in each location.

Our Equity Assessment Tool was built to change that.

Whether you’re looking to provide stock options in India or RSUs in Italy, the tool can help you quickly understand the risks and favorability of each option. The easy-to-use color-coding system rates equity options in more than 60 countries as either green, yellow, or red, depending on local costs and legal requirements, turning what was once an intimidating process into an intuitive experience. You can then delve into country-specific details of the compliance and taxation requirements that need to be addressed, reducing the uncertainty that often prevents companies from offering equity to team members in certain locations.

For example, if stock options in Country A are marked green, it indicates that compliance and tax requirements are favorable, making this a good compensation option for a company hiring someone in that location. Similarly, if restricted stock units in Country B are marked red, it suggests that providing this form of equity is complex and potentially costly to both the company and the worker.

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—Kim Rohrer, Head of People,
Oyster HR

“Offering equity can be a powerful way of attracting and retaining team members. But in the new world of distributed work, providing incentives like stock options and RSUs can be deeply complicated. Each country has its own tax, legal, and compliance requirements, meaning that the risks and costs of providing equity can vary dramatically by location,” said Kim Rohrer, Oyster’s Interim Head of People.

“That’s why I’m so excited about Oyster’s Equity Assessment Tool — it will help companies understand the implications of providing equity in certain countries, and in doing so, will give them more confidence when designing compensation packages for team members all over the world.”