Executive Compensation

On April 23, 2024 the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued its final rule that prohibits most non-compete clauses. The rule is effective 120 days after its publishing in the Federal Register (scheduled for May 7). However, lawsuits challenging the rule have already been filed.

Prohibition on Non-Compete Clauses.

Clauses preventing employees, especially higher-paid executives

Several studies continue to show the importance of nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans to attract and retain executive level talent for employers. See Study Shows The Need For Nonqualified Plans To Attract And Retain Talent. SECURE 2.0 also contains a provision that may encourage the use of NQDC plans. It provides that after 2023

A new survey conducted by Newport Group and PLANSPONSOR shows a dramatic increase in the use of nonqualified deferred compensation (NQDC) plans to retain and attract executives.  Of 350 organizations offering NQDC plans, 42% said that was the reason for offering them.  This is up from 26% in the 2020 survey.  The survey also found

This is the third and final installment of the effects of Covid-19 Pandemic (Pandemic) on executive compensation of private companies.  Part 1 discussed the issues of reducing compensation of Executives.  See Part 1.   Part 2 discussed issues with deferred compensation plans of Executives.  See Part 2.  This Part 3 deals with limits on

Executives often participate in various nonqualified deferred compensation plans designed to reward upper management.  These can be simple plan designs such as electively deferring a portion of their salary or bonus until a later year.  Or the plan can be more complicated such as awards of phantom stock or stock appreciation rights that will pay

Rank and file employees who may have lost their job or had hours reduced probably don’t care about the effects of the economic downturn resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic (Pandemic) on executives and key management employees.  However, business owners who have provided such employees with employment agreements, deferred and/or incentive compensation, and perhaps equity or

Effective August 16, 2019, final regulations require all “top hat” notices to be filed electronically through the Department of Labor’s website.

In 1989’s film Back to the Future II, Marty McFly rides a hoverboard (flying skateboard) to escape Griff Tannen and his gang of teenage thugs in the year 2015.  Well