Understanding Executive Retention Agreements | Employment Law
April 8, 2014
The use of Executive Retention Agreements (“Agreement” or “Agreements”) generally occurs in two broad situations. First, the agreement is a reward in recognition of the executive’s significant contribution to the creation of value and leadership within the company. Alternatively, an executive may know or suspect their employer is going to be acquired or their employment security is in danger for another reason outside of the executive’s control.
Executives of Nonprofits and Tax-Exempts Under ScrutinyUnlawful Terminations and the Impact of Recent Court Decisions | Employment Law
The Internal Revenue Service and other governmental agencies are scrutinizing the pay practices of nonprofit organizations. Specifically, federal and state initiatives, trends and best practices are placing nonprofit organizations under pressure to disclose and justify the executive compensation programs. It is particularly important that executives of nonprofit organizations have their contracts for executive compensation reviewed […]
Unlawful Terminations and the Impact of Recent Court Decisions | Employment Law & Employee Benefits
March 5, 2014
Daniel E. Kornfeld, and Brian LaClair–a Partner and Associate, respectively, in Blitman & King’s Labor and Employment Practice–recently discussed unlawful terminations and the impact of recent court decisions at Blitman & King’s 22nd Annual Labor & Employment Seminar. The discussion included the continued impact of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision holding that verbal complaint may support a claim for retaliation under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Understanding the ABC’s of Taxing Stock-Based CompensationUnlawful Terminations and the Impact of Recent Court Decisions | Employment Law & Employee Benefits
Employees, in particular executives, may be covered by a wide range of compensation arrangements. These compensation arrangements may involve, for example, tax-qualified pension and retirement plans, health and welfare plans, nonqualified deferred compensation, life insurance and stock-based compensation. The federal income taxation of stock-based compensation is complex. Minor structural differences can dramatically change the tax […]