February 2017 L-BLAST: An Interview with our CEO | 2017 Midstream Industry Compensation Survey

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Dear All, This winter seems to have flown by quickly and soon spring will be here; although here in Houston it has felt like spring for the last few months! We at L&A have been busy helping our public clients with CD&As and proxies. Compensation decisions don’t end with the numbers and approvals – the communication to shareholder and stakeholders...

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January 2017 L-Blast: Deal Lawyer SEC Chair Could Mean Changes for Executive Compensation | ‘Tis the Season for W-2 Scams | New Congress Begins with Total Rewards Issues Keyed Up For Action

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Dear All, It’s crazy to think we are already in February and proxy season will soon be upon us. January flew by and was an interesting month with President Trump’s inauguration. Many of us are keenly monitoring the changes taking place during Trump’s initial days in office. One that we find interesting is the nomination for SEC Chair. Walter “Jay”...

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December 2016 L-Blast: Advisory Shareholder Services Discretionary Reviews | Steve Novick’s CEO tax wins close vote, putting Portland on world map | U.K. Plans to Extend Top-Pay Rules to Closely Held Companies

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Dear All, As we begin to close out 2016, we at L&A would like to thank you for your continued support over the last year. We strive to bring you content that is relevant and industry specific to better your businesses. We hope each of you have a restful holiday season with family and friends and that 2017 is prosperous...

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November 2016 L-Blast: The Future of Compensation and Corporate Governance Amid a Trump Presidency | ISS Announces Pay for Performance and Peer Submission Updates

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Dear All, We are in the midst of the holiday season! We hope each of you had a restful Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. As we close out an eventful 2016, we at L&A are excited to see what 2017 has in store. Given the results of the election this month, we thought it would helpful to explore what...

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October 2016 L-Blast: Compensation Landmines & Key Issues | Trends in Proxy Access Votes | 2017 Energy Pay Pulse Survey Launches December 1

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Dear All, It’s crazy to think the holidays are upon us already. Soon everyone will be gathering with family and friends to celebrate and 2016 will come to a close. We at L&A, like many other companies, are preparing for a great 2017. We have some great articles this month for you to read. The first article is an L&A...

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September 2016 L-Blast: Fearing lawsuits, U.S. banks set limits for director pay | Curing the Gender & Racial Pay Gap

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Dear All, The fall season is upon us and football season is well under way. We at L&A are excited to see what 2017 will hold as we prepare for the end of the year. If the first week of college football was any indication, we are sure to have some excitement through the remainder of the year. For this...

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August 2016 L-Blast: Does a Higher Governance Score Improve Shareholder Value? | Special Fees for Board Chairs in Executive Transitions | Boardroom Battles

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Dear All, With the kids back in school, it seems like summer was over in the blink of an eye. Watching the Olympics has been incredible as the world’s best swimmer, Michael Phelps, continued to earn gold medal after gold medal. What makes him so incredible? His drive and determination to start. Likewise, you have the drive and determination to...

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July 2016 L-Blast: FLSA and the Regulations | Serving on Boards Helps Executives Get Promoted | L&A Releases Results for Its Third-Annual Midstream Industry Compensation Survey

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Dear Friends, Summer is quickly coming to a close, and soon enough, the kids will be back in school. Before we know it, the final ruling of the U.S. Department of Labor will be in effect on December 1st. Our first article this month is an original L&A article by our new director, Liz Mayo, and consultant, Alissa Martin. The...

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June 2016 L-Blast: Compensation Peer Group: Getting It Right! | Defining and Delimiting the Exemptions for Executive, Administrative, Professional, Outside Sales and Computer Employees Under the Fair Labor Standards Act | Longnecker & Associates Opens Dallas Office and Announces New Director

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Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe we are almost in July. Before we know it, the kids will be heading back to school, and we will be planning for budgets as well for the next fiscal year. In this L-Blast, we have a great original L&A article for you that discusses compensation peer groups and how to create them correctly....

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May 2016 L-Blast: Preparing for DOL’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking | Positioning HR to Excel for Tomorrow’s Strategic Imperatives

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Dear Friends, With summer coming up soon, it’s hard to think about December deadlines. However, with the recent regulation updates from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), you may need to start planning for compensation changes while planning summer vacations. We have two very important articles for you this month. The first one highlights DOL’s announcement this week, which detailed...

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