Category: L-BLAST Compensation Newsletter Archives

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

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,… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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

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… Read more »

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?

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… Read more »

February 2016 L-Blast: Retention Awards: A Top Ten List | Yahoo! Compensation Litigation – History May Not Repeat Itself but it Often Rhymes | 2016 Midstream Industry Compensation Survey Launches April 1

Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe we’re almost in March and proxies will soon begin to be filed. It feels like 2016 just started! But soon, very soon, executive compensation will be in the media like it always is this time of year. The good news is, corporate America is getting better at dealing with… Read more »

January 2016 L-Blast: Compliance Changes for 2016 | ISS Updates Burn Rate Tables for 2016 | Highlights from Our 2016 Energy Pay Pulse Survey

Dear Friends, With each new year comes new year’s resolutions. While most have resolved to eat healthier and get fit, we’ve resolved to equip you with all of the up-to-date resources and knowledge to get your company in shape for 2016. One way we’re going to work toward that resolution is to help you ensure… Read more »

April 2011- Update: Say on Pay, Independence Provisions, and “If ISS Goes Negative, Don’t Panic”

Update: Say-on-Pay and Say-on-Frequency Say-On-Pay As of April 11, 2011 there have been five companies that have failed the say on pay vote by shareholders: Jacobs Engineering (45.5%), Beazer Homes (46.1%), Shuffle Master Inc. (44.5%), Hewlett-Packard with a vote of 50 for and 48 against, and the most recent was Ameron International Corporation (41.7%).  Two… Read more »