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EO+WD Weekend Newsletter, Vol. 12
On the growth and legal underpinnings of employee ownership trusts
We hope your summer’s off to a great start and that you enjoy this week’s edition of our newsletter.
What We’ve Been Reading
Read about a restaurant owner transitioning her business to an employee-owned co-op that she hopes will serve as a model to others
A recent court decision was published concerning the rights of employees who have invested in ESOPs once a firm has declared bankruptcy. Read Bloomberg’s write up on the case, or check out the decision itself here
The U.K. is overhauling current employee ownership legislation to increase uptake and offer opportunities to lower compensated employees
What We’ve Been Writing
Minseo provides an explanation of the legal foundations of purpose trusts like Patagonia’s
Reid covers the different iterations of workplace democracy within the UK
Remember the turmoil within the iconic employee-owned firm The John Lewis Partnership? Check out an update on current developments
In Case You Missed It
Last week Megan covered a big step forward in Colorado. Be sure to check it out if you haven’t already!
The Employee Ownership + Workplace Democracy Research Cluster (EO+WD) is sponsored by the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute (DCII) at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas.