ESPP - Elective Suspension by Employee?

The following question was asked on the World at Work discussion board.

"Hi there, I wonder if anyone has seen an ESPP plan design whereby the employee can elect to suspend participation: suspend means that all deductions to date are kept in a bucket, no more deductions are taken & at the end of the period, go toward the purchase of stock. Whereas withdrawal means that the deductions to date are refunded & no stock are purchased at all. Are these common methods? Thanks so much for thoughts & opinions."

The answer is simpler than you might think. Link to Dan Walter's response, or contact us for more information.

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