Gender Pay Equity – An Issue that is Top of Mind

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"Gender Pay Equity Analysis Is Here to Stay. Is Your Company Doing It Right?"» We would like to share this article » from our partners at NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors) with our readers. Gender equity continues to be an important topic for most companies and this article shares great recommendations on how boards can take initiatives to solve...

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SERPs – One Size Does Not Fit All

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Employers have long struggled with the ability to attract, retain and reward key talent. Government limits and restrictions on the amount that employees and employers may contribute toward qualified retirement plans, such as IRAs and 401(k) and 403(b) plans, leave many highly compensated executives – usually key executives – without enough retirement income to sustain their current standard of living....

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L&A Original Article: Compensation Resolutions for the New Year

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While many businesses have a solid business plan in place, they often neglect implementing a compensation strategy. Without proper planning, it’s easy to offer too much or too little money to compete for talent and with the labor market at 3.9% unemployment (December 2018); it is critical to get compensation right to attract and retain the best. More troublesome is that some...

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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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