Executive Compensation: Which Companies Are Proactive with Say-On-Pay?

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 4. February 2011 16:14
With the heightened sensitivity toward executive compensation pay levels, there have been recent announcements indicating that companies are adjusting pay decisions relative to their organization’s performance and overall economic conditions. Some announcements related to executive compensation show that companies are proactively adapting. [More]

Restricted Stock Awards: Changing Executive Compensation

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 3. February 2011 15:33

Top executives often receive equity in the company as a large proportion of their total compensation. Which equity instruments corporations use to make those equity awards has changed significantly over the past decade. The use of Stock Options (SOs), where executives have the right to purchase company stock at a certain price after vesting, has dropped dramatically, being replaced with Restricted Stock Awards (RSAs), where, after vesting, ownership of the stock is automatically transferred to executives.

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Executive Compensation: Say-On-Pay

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 3. February 2011 11:07

This week the SEC approved the non-binding Say-On-Pay rule. This is one component of the executive compensation provision of the Dodd Frank Act, a comprehensive financial regulatory reform enacted due to the collapse and near demise of many industry giants, like Lehman Brothers and AIG. The executive compensation provision are intended to discourage companies from awarding lucrative packages that encourage risky behavior.

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Nonprofits Can Avoid IRS Scrutiny – Pay and Report Correctly

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 3. February 2011 09:32

The IRS wants nonprofits to comply with rules and regulations for tax exempt organizations, particularly on executive compensation and employment-related payments. Enforcement efforts, as reported in the December 2010 Exempt Organizations Division (EO) annual report have been stepped up.

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