L&A ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Pay-for-Performance – Not Just a Public Company Phrase

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Everyone talks about it, but no one seems to know how to perfectly achieve it…pay-for-performance. We see it everywhere, on the sports fields and in the boardroom, everyone wants to correlate pay with performance. This desire has led to the continual search for the newest and best methods to achieve perfect correlation, yet still, none have found it. Likely because...

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PRESENTATION – 20/20 Compensation: The Vision for Future Compensation Trends

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Longnecker & Associates’ Chairman and CEO, Brent Longnecker, presented “20/20 Compensation: The Vision for Future Compensation Trends” this year at HR Houston’s Gulf Symposium, in which he shared our take on future compensation trends and top predictions for 2020. We would like to share that presentation with you to help you stay ahead of the curve.

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L-Blast | April 2018

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Dear All, It’s hard to believe May is just around the corner and proxy season will soon be coming to an end. It has been interesting, to say the least, to see the CEO pay ratio disclosures and the attention they’ve gotten from the media. This may be a potentially embarrassing math calculation employers have long hoped to escape -...

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L&A Original Article: What are We Paying For?

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Non Performance-Based Compensation Factors & Why they Matter Too Add together the volatile ingredients of egregious CEO pay articles, gender pay gaps, say-on-pay votes, CEO pay ratio legislation, media bias, market volatility, compensation lawsuits, collegiate athlete pay debate, the corporation of ISS, proxy board elections, etc. and it’s easy to understand why nearly everyone has a strong opinion on what...

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L&A’s Thoughts on the Approval of Tesla’s Pay Package

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L&A's President, Chris Crawford, shared his thoughts on Tesla's newly-approved pay package: "It appears that Shareholders are okay with huge pay, as long as there is huge performance attached. This approval vote seems to swim counter to the current flow of compensation tides written by most media outlets, as this proposed package represents the largest Say on Pay proposal by...

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Honeywell CEO Earns 333 Times More Than Average Worker at the Company

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This article by Claudia Assis on Honeywell provides a perfect, real-time example for any of our energy clients worried about CEO Pay Ratio disclosure. With figures averaging in the 70s – 80s, the energy industry as a whole will pale in comparison to other sectors. Honeywell is 333:1.

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Will Salary Shaming Rein In CEO Pay? We’ll Find Out: QuickTake

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We would like to share this article by the Washington Post with our readers, along with insight on the subject of salary shaming from one of L&A's founders. Here are 4 “predictions” from our company's President, Chris Crawford, related to CEO Pay and this article: CEO Pay is not going to go down because a ratio of CEO pay to the...

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L-Blast | January 2018

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Dear All, We are well into the start of the new year and although 2018 has greeted us with some extremely cold temperatures that paralyzed our city for a couple of days, we at L&A have hit the ground running and are gearing up for proxy season. In this first L-Blast of 2018 we have some important articles to share...

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PRESS RELEASE: L&A Releases Results for Its Annual Energy Pay Pulse Survey

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Longnecker & Associates Releases Results for Its Annual Energy Pay Pulse Survey Consulting Firm Closes Proprietary Energy Compensation Survey HOUSTON – January 17, 2018 – Longnecker & Associates, a strategic compensation and corporate governance consulting firm based in Houston, recently closed its annual energy pay pulse survey. The firm will release the survey’s results to participants this month. Exclusive to Longnecker...

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The Evolution and Current State of Director Compensation Plans

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Today we are sharing this article from the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation with helpful information to our readers. Even though director compensation programs look quite similar from company to company, the primary difference between programs is the level of compensation, not the form of compensation. Director compensation levels are significantly more compressed than they have...

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