Employee Benefit Programs
|12 Months Ended
Dec. 27, 2020
|Employee Benefit and Share-based Payment Arrangement, Noncash Expense [Abstract]
|Employee Benefit Programs
|Employee Benefit Programs
Employee Deferred Compensation Plan
The Company offers a deferred compensation plan that permits key employees and other members of management defined as highly compensated employees under the IRS code to defer portions of their compensation in a pre-tax savings vehicle that allows for retirement savings above 401(k) limits. Under this plan, eligible Team Members may elect to defer up to 75% of their base salary and up to 100% of variable compensation and commissions each plan year. Beginning in 2019, the Company did not make matching contributions under the deferred compensation plan because the Company amended its 401(k) plan to allow a broader group, including highly compensated employees, to participate and receive matching contributions under the 401(k) plan. Prior to 2019, the board of directors authorized matching contributions equal to 50% of the first 4% of compensation that was deferred by the participant. The Company recognized immaterial matching contribution expenses in 2018 related to the deferred compensation plan.
The assets of the deferred compensation plan are held in a rabbi trust, where they are invested in certain mutual funds that cover an investment spectrum ranging from equities to money market instruments and are available to satisfy the claims of the Company's creditors in the event of bankruptcy or insolvency. These mutual funds have published market prices and are reported at fair value. See Note 10, Fair Value Measurements. Changes in the market value of the investments held in the trust result in the recognition of a corresponding gain or loss reported in Interest income and other, net in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss. A corresponding change in the liability associated with the deferred compensation plan results in an offsetting deferred compensation expense, or reduction of expense, reported in Selling, general, and administrative expenses in the consolidated statements of operations and comprehensive loss.
The Company recognized $0.6 million of deferred compensation expense in 2020, $1.1 million in 2019, and an immaterial amount in 2018. As of December 27, 2020 and December 29, 2019, $6.7 million and $7.3 million of deferred compensation asset is included in Other assets, net and $6.7 million and $7.3 million of deferred compensation plan liability is included in Other non-current liabilities in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets.
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
In July 2017, the Company adopted the Amended and Restated Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the "New Plan"). The New Plan authorized 100,000 shares of the Company's common stock for issuance. Under the New Plan, eligible Team Members may voluntarily contribute up to 15% of their salary, subject to limitations, to purchase common stock at a price equal to 85% of the fair market value of a share of the Company's common stock on the first day of each offering period or 85% of the fair market value of a share of the Company's common stock on the last day of each offering period, whichever amount is less. In general, all of the Company's officers and Team Members who have been employed by the Company for at least one year and who are regularly scheduled to work more than 20 hours per week are eligible to participate in this plan which operates in the successive six months commencing on January 1 and July 1 of each fiscal year. During 2020, the Company issued a total of 40,462 shares under the New Plan with 161,989 shares available for future issuance. During 2019, the Company issued a total of 29,582 shares under the New Plan.
For 2020, in accordance with the guidance for accounting for stock compensation, the Company estimated the fair value of the awards granted pursuant to the stock purchase plan using the Black-Scholes multiple-option pricing model. The assumptions used in the model included 0.1% risk-free interest rate, 0.5 year expected life, expected volatility of 50.40%, and 0% dividend yield. The weighted average fair value per share at grant date was $2.16. For 2019, the assumptions used in the model included 1.51% risk-free interest rate, 0.5 year expected life, expected volatility of 41.82%, and 0% dividend yield. The weighted average fair value per share at grant date was $7.56. The Company recognized $0.1 million of compensation expense related to this plan in 2020, $0.2 million in 2019, and $0.1 million in 2018.
Employee Defined Contribution Plan
The Company maintains a 401(k) Savings Plan ("401k Plan") which covers eligible Team Members who have satisfied the service requirements and reached 21 years of age. The 401k Plan, which qualifies under Section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code, allows Team Members to defer specified percentages of their compensation on a pre-tax basis. The Company may make matching contributions in an amount determined by the board of directors. In addition, the Company may contribute each period, at its discretion, an additional amount from profits. In 2019, the board of directors authorized an increase to employer matching contributions equal to 100% of the first 3% of compensation and 50% on the next 2% of compensation. The Company matches contributions when the employee contribution is made, and the employer matching contributions are not subject to a vesting schedule. Prior to 2019, the Company matched employee contributions equal to 50% of the first 4% of compensation that was deferred by the participant consistent with the Company's vesting schedule. The Company recognized matching contribution expense of $2.5 million in 2020, $3.0 million in 2019, and $0.9 million in 2018.