Ep 5: Navigating the Remote Workplace with Marlene Zobayan

Own Up by Global Shares

Mar 8 2022 • 30 mins

As the world gets used to remote working, many organizations are not prepared.  Issues from responsibility for home offices to data security are still being ironed out.  An even greyer area is issues arising around where remote workers are taxed or how equity grants should be most effectively handled.

These are tricky situations and complicated questions, particularly around tax and regulation. To help us explore this relatively new and evolving topic is tax and equity expert Marlene Zobayan.

Described as ”a walking encyclopedia for all local and international tax-related topics”,  Marlene is a Partner at Rutlen Associates Consulting Firm. She has worked with Deloitte and PwC and is on the CEPI advisory board.

She is recognized as a highly respected professional in the equity compensation world and was awarded an Individual Achievement Award from the National Association for Stock Plan Professionals in 2009.


  • New statistics showing long term effects of the pandemic on remote working
  • What you should consider in future remote work policies
  • What you need before you even being forming a policy
  • How fast you should roll out a work policy and who do you start with
  • How prepared are the tax authorities right now
  • The effect on employees, or even whole organizations, who move from high-tax to low-tax states or countries
  • The one thing you must do now if you haven’t already


Marlene Zobayan on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marlenezobayan/
Realtor Survey Discussed: https://www.bankrate.com/real-estate/moving-data-shows-exit-from-cities/
Blog Post: https://www.globalshares.com/academy/challenges-of-remote-working-key-takeaways/