Can employment agreements refer to equity?

As the employment agreement is not a tripartite agreement, rendering an employee eligible to participate in your equity/option package would create joint and severe liability for you in employment claims, and conversely, create liability for us in relation to a benefit over which we have no control.

That said, Panther customers have the freedom to agree on such benefits in the form of non-qualified stock options (NSOs) with employees in a direct contract. However, Panther will not be a party to it.