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NFP Compensation Insights | September 2022

The L-Blast is Now NFP Compensation Insights! The SEC's Final Ruling on Pay vs. Performance Last month, the SEC released final rules on the pay for performance disclosure requiring public companies to submit additional information regarding executive compensation...

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Oh, Pay vs. Performance! Oh, My Goodness!

Pay vs. Performance? “Okay, it’s happening, everyone stay calm.” – Michael Scott Last month, after nearly a decade, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) adopted final Pay vs. Performance rules (“Final Rules”). These Final Rules, while more complex than...

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NFP Compensation Insights | August 2022

The L-Blast is Now NFP Compensation Insights! Four-Day Workweeks are Getting More Attention As companies continue to struggle with attraction and retention challenges, employers are exploring more creative options to entice workers. Remote work, flexible...

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Four-day Workweeks are Gaining Traction

Despite remote working exponentially increasing over the last two years, the standard workweek has continued to be five days, which became the standard roughly 80 years ago. You might be wondering why five-day workweeks are in place and the answer is fairly straightforward:...

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NFP Compensation Insights | July 2022

The L-Blast is now NFP Compensation Insights! NFPCC Conducts CEO Pay Analysis of North Texas' Top CEOs As we dive into the results of this year's proxy season, NFP Compensation Consulting recently conducted an analysis assessing the compensation packages for Chief...

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Following Inflation & Compensation

It has been decades since Americans have experienced record high inflation. Macroeconomic conditions, monetary policy, and a long list of other factors have caused inflation to rise around 8.6% over the last 12 months, and the consensus is inflation will continue to trend...

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The L-Blast | May 2022

A Look Into the 2022 Proxy Season As predicted, this year's proxy season is proving to be an especially active one, particularly in the areas of environmental and social issues. As annual meetings wind down, we have a good idea of how trends affecting these issues are...

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2022 Proxy Season: A Peek into Developing Trends

As we hit the midpoint of the 2022 proxy season, shareholders and investors continue to shift focus towards untraditional topics compared to the prior year's proxy seasons. At the forefront of these conversations sits ESG (environmental, social, and governance) and human...

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The L-Blast | April 2022

ESG & Executive Compensation Linking environmental, social, and governance metrics to executive compensation is becoming increasingly prevalent. Pressures from investors, shareholders, environmental and rights advocates, and the government are pushing companies...

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The L-Blast | March 2022

Compensation for a Multigenerational Workforce Employers are currently facing challenges on all levels. Among them are human capital concerns regarding attraction and retention, and their direct link to compensation and the total rewards landscape. Today's workforce is...

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Compensation for a Multigenerational Workforce

In times of economic uncertainty and heightened retention concerns across all employers, utilizing capital to its highest utility is of the utmost importance. NFPCC has been diligently focused on the strategic use of compensation within client organizations. Specifically,...

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The L-Blast | February 2022

New Focus on Executive Pay for Performance Executive compensation and pay for performance have always been a hot topic, but the SEC's recent reopening for comments on its pay versus performance rule has put renewed focus on this highly debated issue. A push from the SEC...

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Renewed Focus on Executive Pay for Performance

It’s been nearly twelve years since The Dodd-Frank Act was enacted as a direct response to the financial crisis of 2008. The Act holds many sections detailing regulations to be enforced; however, a recent resurgence of proposed pay for performance mandates from 2015...

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The L-Blast | January 2022

Inflation and Executive Compensation It's a new year and as inflation continues to rise, budgetary concerns regarding compensation take center stage. We have been writing on this topic for several months, focusing primarily on the effects on salaries at the employee...

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Rising Inflation and Executive Salary Increases

Salary budget planning for 2022 has been a hot discussion as companies moved to finalize budgets for this year. In general, salary forecast trends for 2022 are currently tracking to be about one percent higher than previous projections earlier in 2021. Recent pulse surveys...

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The L-Blast | December 2021

Compensation Strategies & Trends for 2022 The end of the year is upon us and planning for 2022 is underway. How can organizations navigate the unprecedented workforce challenges we are seeing? Tight labor markets, inflation, covid concerns, and various compensation...

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The L-Blast | November 2021

Combating the Great Resignation The Great Resignation continues to exacerbate workforce concerns with no end in sight. As more and more companies struggle with retaining and attracting needed talent, it has become critical to dive into the root causes of this phenomenon...

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Strategies to Combat the Great Resignation

The employment market reflects drastic changes following the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 4.4 million workers left their jobs in September of this year with no indication of slowing. The old-school model of employee loyalty to a firm has been...

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2022 Proxy Season: A Look Ahead to Executive Compensation Issues and Considerations

Next year's proxy season is around the corner and it's a good idea to start preparing, taking important considerations into account regarding executive compensation. In this article, Winston & Strawn share key matters to consider as public companies begin planning,...

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The L-Blast | October 2021

Reassessing Compensation Peer Groups Peer group selection has always played a key role in the executive compensation planning process. While peer group composition may have been somewhat static in previous years, companies are now at a point in which reassessment is...

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Cost-of-living and salary budget adjustments a top concern for compensation planning in 2022

As we near the end of the year, companies are starting to plan their compensation strategy for 2022. A topic that is top of mind is the higher rate of inflation we are experiencing and how cost-of-living salary adjustments will be affected in the coming year. Research shows...

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The L-Blast | September 2021

In this month's L-Blast, we turn our attention to a topic that is quickly becoming top of mind for many companies and has gained quite a bit of media attention over the past few months. We are talking about a phenomenon we've come to know as The Great Resignation. What...

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Recruiting & Retention Crunch

The effect of the 2020/2021 economy has wrecked recruiting and budget plans, causing a shifting of power. Specifically, the transition and pausing of business in the early months of the pandemic resulting in a precipitous decline across all sectors. The economy has...

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The L-Blast | August 2021

  Another proxy season is behind us, and like every year, we had an opportunity to take notice of trends, specifically as they relate to executive compensation disclosures. In this case, we see companies are taking approaches to more clearly portray the link between pay,...

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The Dallas Morning News releases ranking of highest-paid CEOs compiled by NFP Compensation Consulting (formerly Longnecker & Associates)

NFPCCmp;A compiled its annual ranking report of the 100 highest-paid CEOs in North Texas, as reported in The Dallas Morning News. In 2020, Jay Adair, CEO of Copart Inc., topped the list at $25.7 million in total compensation. In addition to Dallas-Ft.Worth’s highest-paid...

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A Special Message for Our Clients and Colleagues – Longnecker & Associates is Rebranding as NFP’s Compensation Consulting Practice

Dear All,Longnecker & Associates (L&A) has been a strategic partner since 2007 with NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant that provides employee benefits, property and casualty, retirement and individual solutions. We’re pleased to announce that after...

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The Compensation Committee’s Role in Human Capital and DE&I, According to Fortune 500 Committee Chairs

Compensation committees continue to evolve, especially after last year's events. In this great article by NACD, new light is shed on the ever-changing role of the compensation committee in regards to human capital and ESG issues. For all of us either on these committees or...

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The L-Blast | June 2021

Dear Clients & Friends, The Olympic Trials of late have been amazing, so much new talent will be representing soon as a nation. A talent that had to train and adapt through Covid – but a group of wonderful, talented athletes that set new standards and great goals....

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Incentive Stock Options (ISOs) vs. Nonqualified Stock Options (NQSOs) – Knowing the Difference is Key – Did You Know Series

What is better ISOs or NQSOs? This week, one of the boards I sit on that is preparing to go public, asked the question – “What is better – ISOs or NQSOs?” It’s such a great question and actually, one of the easier questions I have gotten as a board member, so...

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Companies are finding ways to avoid compliance with Colorado’s new Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

As explained in this recent article, some corporations are getting creative with their job postings to avoid compliance with Colorado’s new state law – which went into effect in January of this year. The law requires job posts to include salary ranges and benefits...

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The L-Blast | May 2021

Dear All, This year is just flying by as the school year comes to an end, and with it another disrupted proxy season due to the pandemic. After the difficult events of 2020, companies had much to answer for this year, but as proxies wind down, we have the opportunity to...

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Executive Perquisites: Stealth Compensation at its Best! – Did You Know Series

Why the GE case intensified scrutiny from the SEC resulting in stricter disclosure requirements Jack Welch – a past CEO of GE – might be known for a lot of things, but for me, he will always be the reason the SEC will forever watch, review, and opine on executive...

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Executive Perks Today

Executive compensation in the eyes of shareholders and outside observers is a complex, intriguing subject matter that always has people talking. As for public company executives, with their compensation required to be disclosed, the discussion around how much the company...

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The L-Blast | April 2021

Dear All, It’s hard to believe we are almost halfway through Q2 of 2021 and summer is around the corner. We are at the peak of proxy season and have been hard at work assisting our clients. In this month’s L-Blast we focus on our “Did You Know” series with part II...

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Remote Work & Return to the Workplace Survey

In response to COVID-19, many companies were forced to make significant changes in regards to where and how their employees would continue working to ensure safety and comply with health protocols. Now, with some states such as Texas taking steps towards lifting mandatory...

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The L-Blast | March 2021

Dear All, Spring is here and we are well into proxy season, hard to believe Q1 of 2021 is behind us. We hope you all continue to stay safe and have regained some form of normalcy as we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel in regards to the pandemic. We have...

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