Tag: Rewards

Why CEOs Aren’t Overpaid

While CEO pay has been a hot topic for many years, it has come back into the spotlight after the House of Representatives recently voted to repeal the Dodd-Frank legislation. Critics are complaining that transparency is necessary to lower CEO pay, but we are sharing this Fortune article that shows the majority of CEOs really… Read more »

When it comes to salaries, Houston’s got it made compared to rest of U.S.

Longnecker & Associates’ President, Chris Crawford, was quoted in this recent article from the Houston Business Journal discussing why it “pays” to live in Houston. Written by Jack Witthaus, the article highlights various roles and expert rationale on why they either earn more or less than the national average. The article also includes some helpful graphics… Read more »

Dangling the Carrot: How Banks Can Approach Incentive Compensation

Carefully drafted incentive compensation plans can improve executive loyalty. It’s a good idea to make sure your executives are protected, and there are a lot of variables to consider in putting together incentive compensation plans. This article discusses options like cash or equity, appropriate triggers, and other “do’s and don’ts” to consider with drafting this type… Read more »

New Revenue Recognition Standard’s Impact on Compensation

There’s a new revenue recognition standard that could affect compensation and bonus plans. These plans are made over many years, and the ways of measuring and the timing of recognition of revenue change. Determining compensation incentives that reward real growth will require serious reconsideration. Companies will need to reexamine definitions, calculations, and targets in incentive… Read more »

Media Bias in CEO Pay

On March 13, 2017, Fortune.com published an article comparing compensation of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s CEO, and her replacement, Thomas J. McInerney. This article, titled “Yahoo’s new Male CEO Will Make Double Marissa Mayer’s Salary,” reports limited information and draws erroneous conclusions to support their discussion of the gender wage gap. Our article provides a comparison… Read more »

MAY L-BLAST: Media Bias in CEO Pay | Top 10 Compensation Hot Topics | Court Questions Accelerated Vesting of Equity Compensation

In this month’s edition of the L-Blast, we have a very interesting original L&A article for you about media bias in CEO compensation. It references an article from Fortune.com that draws erroneous conclusions to support their discussion of the gender pay gap between Yahoo’s present and previous CEOs. It provides a comparison on both CEO’s… Read more »

Incentive Plan Goal Setting

One of the biggest issues facing boards today is setting goals for incentive plans. How do companies find that balance between motivating executives, aligning with the company’s strategic goals, and satisfying shareholders? This article by ClearBridge analyzed the goals for annual incentives & long-term incentives set by 100 S&P 500 companies to help answer this… Read more »

ConocoPhillips Investors Reject Executive Pay Plan

Say On Pay (SOP) is back in the news—and this time in a BIG WAY! Three big energy companies—Exxon, Conoco and BP—just had shareholders reject their pay packages. At L&A this was a surprise since all 3 companies have excellent boards; excellent leadership and what we would have assumed, great shareholder outreach. This article by… Read more »

How to Better Communicate Peer Group Selection & Board Composition

With the 2017 proxy season upon us, this article from Boardroom Resources discusses best practices for communicating two critical components within the CD&A: peer group selection and board composition. While there’s no one-size-fits-all approach for either disclosure, this article presents some relevant alternatives for company leaders to consider.  We believe it is important that boards… Read more »

Companies Are Increasingly Using Non-Financial Goals For Executive Compensation

“Executive compensation has always been a difficult topic and as executive wages have grown rapidly since the financial crisis, while the wages of the average worker have stagnated, the debate around executive compensation has only become fiercer. Companies have responded to the growing chorus of criticism by allocating a higher portion of executive compensation to… Read more »