Understanding ESOP Trusts for Businesses

ESOP trusts, created by companies, differ from charitable trusts. They allow employees to purchase company stocks at a discounted price compared to the present market price, often serving as compensation representing a percentage of the employee's salary. Participation in the ESOP trust is voluntary, and employees can choose to decline. Nonetheless, its mutually advantageous impact on the Company and employees has fostered widespread acceptance, particularly within the startup community.