Grant equity to your global team
Incentivize your global team with company ownership so they feel committed and invested in your mission. Confidently build equity into your offer while understanding and mitigating legal risks around the world.
Global equity compensation made easy
Access on-demand knowledge and tools to help you quickly determine the right equity option in 80+ countries. Attract and incentivize talent by unlocking company ownership for your global team.
Compliant hiring and payroll in 180+ countries
Faster time-to-hire with streamlined paperwork and communication
One platform to onboard and manage all team members
Streamlined global payroll
Single source of truth for contracts and documents
Dedicated customer service
Simplified hiring for full-time employees and contractors
- Build a compliant and competitive equity plan for your global team
- Learn how to award equity compliantly in 80+ countries
- Gain country-specific knowledge on taxes and regulations
- Make informed decisions while mitigating legal risks
Bringing clarity and simplicity to global equity compensation
Our self-serve platform guides you with country-specific insights, so you can make informed decisions—without scouring the internet or spending a fortune on legal advisors in every country.
Equity tools and knowledge at your fingertips
Oyster’s Equity Assessment Tool is available to you whenever you need it! Find answers to mitigate legal risks and build a compliant equity plan right away.
Grant and manage equity from a single platform
Weave equity into your global payroll seamlessly through our platform. Track your equity awards and handle equity events compliantly, all from a single platform.
How to get started
Whether you’re kickstarting your global employment journey—or need help turning it around—we’re here to make the transition easy.
Trusted by teams and partners
We help teams grow faster across borders
Head of People at Demodesk
Oyster has it down in terms of its simplicity, but it’s genius at the same time. It’s simple enough that you don’t need to feel the burden of maintaining numerous systems. That’s the beauty of it."
CEO and founder of Juno
Prior to using Oyster, employing anyone outside the U.K. was a nightmare for us... now it's super fast and painless."
VP of People at Chili Piper
The biggest impact that Oyster has had on our team is certainly efficiency and speed. We’re able to onboard employees a lot faster and with a lot less anxiety about whether we’re doing it right. With Oyster, we trust that we did do it right."
Can I offer equity to team members on Oyster?
Yes, but the type of equity you can award compliantly will differ by country. Learn more here.
Does Oyster support equity events like vesting and exercise?
In short, yes, but there are important distinctions to make. Oyster will support the necessary tax withholding and reporting on these equity events in countries where the obligation lies with Oyster. In other cases where the obligation lies with the grantor, Oyster can help customers understand what the responsibilities are and the actions to take.
Does Oyster provide legal advice on issuing equity?
No, Oyster does not provide legal advice on issuing equity. For the most part, our equity solution holds the knowledge you need to put together a compliant equity plan yourself and reduce the need to engage lawyers. However, you should consult with a tax advisor or legal professional if you're unsure.
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