The Supreme Court Reaffirms That Plaintiffs in ERISA Stock Drop Cases Have Two Big Hurdles
By Sheila Ninneman, JD. In a second reversal of Amgen Inc., et al. v. Steve Harris, et al. out of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States Supreme Court echoed its decision in Fifth Third v. Dudenhoeffer, 134 […]
Six Key Sales Incentive Key Performance Indicators
By Tom Hurley. There are numerous performance indicators that can be used to evaluate your sales incentive plan. This summary provides a resource to help you focus on the key metrics. The six key performance indicators and helpful questions to […]
Pay Increases for 2016 – On a Limited Budget?
It’s that time of year as we move closer to making pay decisions for next year. We all struggle with ways to make these dollars go farther – both for the organization and for the employees receiving them. An even […]
Retention Compensation Plans — Please Stay!
By Rob Rogers One component of executive and senior leadership compensation that has seen significant growth over the last several years is the implementation of retention compensation. On its face, retention compensation strategies are another form of long-term deferred compensation; […]
Paying Death Benefits to Beneficiaries
By Lisa Tomlin If a plan participant dies in retirement (while receiving pension benefits), then the amount and timing of any benefit payable to a beneficiary will depend on the form of payment the participant elected. However, if the plan […]
Dodd-Frank Pay Ratio Disclosure Requirements—Is this really worth it?
By Rob Rogers. Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires public companies to disclose the ratio of the CEO’s total compensation to that of the median of all other employees in the work- force. […]
Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Plan (NQDC)
An Essential Tool for Attracting, Engaging, and Retaining Top Talent By Tammy Michalak. The need to attract, engage, and retain top talent is paramount in today’s dynamic landscape. Survey respondents in the 2014 Global Top Five Total Rewards Priorities Survey […]
Long-Term Compensation: Real Equity or Phantom Stock?
By Marc Stockwell. The rationale for providing long-term compensation to key employees is well recognized. Shareholders, business owners, and Boards want to motivate, reward and retain key employees to promote long term thinking, grow the business and build shareholder value. […]
Optimize the Pension Service Delivery Model
by Mark Ohnsted. In a recent survey, plan sponsors overwhelmingly expressed their desire to improve operational efficiencies in their defined benefit plans. Show me a solution that saves me both time and money is the plan sponsor’s expectation from service […]
Compensation Strategies for a Family Business
By Thomas Hurley. Compensation is an emotional topic for both business owners and employees. Organizations are constantly trying to balance the bottom line with paying its workers fairly. That balancing act can become more difficult in a family business if […]