Executive Compensation: Pay for Performance Incentives Plans

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 4. March 2011 14:44

As part of ERI's Executive Compensation Index and tracking the highest paid executives in 45 top publicly traded US firms, cash bonuses have shifted to cash incentives. From 2006 thru 2009, 71% of the companies paid no cash bonuses in at least three of the four years. While these firms did not pay cash bonuses as defined by the SEC, they did, however pay compensation as non-equity incentives. In the same 4-year period, 80% of the companies paid some amount in non-equity compensation which is the compensation component where performance based cash incentive plans are reported.

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Nonprofit Compensation When Times are Tough

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 4. March 2011 09:29

Setting compensation in nonprofits is tough these days – you need to attract and retain the needed staff, managers, and executives, but work within a tight budget that may even be shrinking. And prepare to explain (and perhaps defend) your salary decisions when questioned by funders, donors, media, members of the public, and perhaps clients and staff members.

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Quiksilver Executive Compensation Disclosures in 2011 Proxy Statement Filing

by Malak Kazan, CECP, CCP, CBP, GRP 17. February 2011 09:12
Let’s take a closer look at the disclosures related to executive compensation in the Compensation Discussion & Analysis (CD&A) section of Quiksilver’s recent proxy statement, filed February 9, 2011 for its upcoming annual meeting on March 22, 2011. [More]

Nonprofit Oversight - More Scrutiny from IRS Ahead for Churches?

by Linda M. Lampkin, Senior Nonprofit Compensation Specialist 11. February 2011 09:30

Tax-exemption for churches and religious organizations is an area Congress hasn’t looked at in decades, but Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, is interested in changing that. His staff conducted an investigation of media-based ministries that constituents brought to his attention, with the stated goal of coming up with recommendations to encourage good governance that would preserve confidence without inhibiting religious freedom.

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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]