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Law’s Anat Alon-Beck discussed the practice of offering stock options to employees

Not so golden handcuffs: The problem with stock options

Voice America: Anat Alon-Beck, assistant professor of law, noted how stock options are considered a perk of working for corporations, especially startups that achieve “unicorn” status—that is companies valued at more than $1 billion before going public. She said that employees regularly accept lower compensation in the short term for the potential of one day receiving shares in the next Google or Amazon. But, often, it’s difficult for employees to assess the true value of these stock options.