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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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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April 2016 L-Blast: Bonus Payout Debate: Formula vs Discretion! | FASB Modifies Accounting Rules for Stock-Based Compensation | L&A Named One of the 2016 Best Companies to Work for in Texas for Sixth Year in a Row

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Dear Friends, We can’t believe May is almost here. This year has certainly flown by, and proxy season is almost over. We’re excited to share some great reads with you this month. Hopefully you all enjoy them. First, we have an L&A original article focusing on the debate about bonus payouts. Everyone seems to have an opinion about formulas and...

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March 2016 L-Blast: Say on Director Pay — Is This in Our Future? | L&A Speaks with Institutional Shareholder Services Inc | Is Your Board at Risk for Executive Compensation Issues?

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Dear Friends, It is hard to believe spring is here and the summer heat will soon be upon us. So far, 2016 is turning out to be a very interesting year for director pay and ISS. When a first-class organization like Schlumberger gets a “no” vote on its proxy from ISS, it’s a wake-up call for other companies. At Longnecker...

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