Category: Original L&A Articles

L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Paying for Performance in Not for Profits

By Chris Crawford, Tyler Brown, and Josh Whittaker With the recent passage of the 2017 Tax Act, more scrutiny continues to be applied to not for profit (NFP) organization compensation. This follows recent actions from various state and federal agencies upping the ante on not for profit compensation. As such, we believe there will be… Read more »

L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Executive Compensation Perks

By Jordan Lee, Charles Holtsclaw, Chris Crawford, and Brent Longnecker The start of the new year has brought with it a strong demand for continued and enhanced transparent executive compensation disclosure. Many companies have been accused of paying out excessively large perquisites and benefits to their executives, causing many companies to cut back on executive… Read more »

L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: 2018 Proxy Season Preparations

By Ian Keas, Brent Longnecker and Chris Crawford December – a time for reflection on the year that was, review of company performance…and a first look at the latest policy updates from proxy advisory firms like Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) and Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (“Glass Lewis”). While it may seem like the… Read more »

L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Compensation Landmines & Key Issues

Compensation Landmines & Key Issues By Kevin Kuschel, Brent Longnecker and Daniel Wilson “I would not give a fig for the simplicity this side of complexity, but I would give my life for the simplicity on the other side of complexity”. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Executive compensation practice and application is continually developing based on… Read more »

L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: L&A’s Response to HBR’s “Decoding CEO Pay”

By Chris Crawford & Daniel Wilson There was an article titled “Decoding CEO Pay” recently published in Harvard Business Review, and in our opinion here at Longnecker & Associates, Messrs. Pozen and Kothari have some valid points, and many that are not so valid. It appears they found a few unique, obscure examples and turned… Read more »

L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Where Has All The Merit Gone?

Where Has All The Merit Gone? By: Tyler Brown, Chris Crawford and Brent Longnecker It’s that time of year again as we enter the final quarter of a compensation cycle and the beginning of a new football season, with renewed hopes that this is your team’s year. With this entry into salary planning time for… Read more »

L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: CEO Pay Ratio Caps Will Not Work

By Kyle Lamport and Chris Crawford Just last month, L&A’s “CEO Pay Ratio – Winter is Coming” article, authored by Ian Keas, Todd Henke and Chris Crawford, summed up the latest on the controversial pay ratio rule. This month, we dive into a related subject by taking a peek back in time to the mid-1970s…. Read more »

L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Compensation Media Bias

By Brent Longnecker, Chris Crawford, and Josh Whittaker An article was recently published regarding the CEO of a not for profit, Health Care and Rehabilitation Services ( problem-with-ceo-compensation.html). Judith Hayward, the CEO, is reported to have received a $650,000 retirement package after 19 years of service. The author highlights the problematic excessive payment and the… Read more »

L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: CEO Pay Ratio – Winter is Coming

As explained in our original L&A article in this month’s L-Blast, the rule requiring companies to disclose their CEO Pay Ratio was thought to be delayed or repealed but priority has been given to more important issues facing our country, preventing further actions on the pay ratio rule. But fear not, we at L&A are here to… Read more »

L&A Original Article: Upcoming HR/Reward Legislations and How You Can Impact Congress

Here’s the original L-Blast article we shared in this month’s L-Blast about WorldatWork’s first Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. in which we share some important facts on legislation, key pending legislative actions that may impact rewards professionals, and avenues for contacting congressional leaders to help impact future legislative actions.