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L-Blast | June 2018

Dear All, Summer is officially here and so is the Texas heat! It’s hard to believe we are halfway through 2018 and soon we will be planning for budgets for the next fiscal year. We have some interesting pieces to share with you in this L-Blast, we hope you find them helpful....

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L-Blast | May 2018

Dear All, Summer is around the corner as another school year comes to an end and with it the first proxy season requiring CEO pay ratios. As I mentioned in a recent HBJ article, the really interesting use for the pay ratio will come in three to five years, when a given company...

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L-Blast | April 2018

Dear All, It’s hard to believe May is just around the corner and proxy season will soon be coming to an end. It has been interesting, to say the least, to see the CEO pay ratio disclosures and the attention they’ve gotten from the media. This may be a potentially...

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L-Blast | March 2018

Dear All, Spring is finally here and with it the first CEO Pay Ratio disclosures of 2018! Although we are still in the early stages of proxy season, we are already seeing eye-catching data for the newly required pay ratio disclosure. It will be interesting to see how this...

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L-Blast | January 2018

Dear All, We are well into the start of the new year and although 2018 has greeted us with some extremely cold temperatures that paralyzed our city for a couple of days, we at NFPCC have hit the ground running and are gearing up for proxy season. In this first L-Blast of 2018...

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L-Blast | December 2017

Dear All, We hope you had a wonderful Christmas in the company of family and friends. It is hard to believe 2017 is quickly coming to a close and the end of the year is upon us. We have had a great year filled with new challenges and growth and we are looking forward to a...

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L-Blast | October 2017

Dear All, It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us, but what an exciting time it is for our great city of Houston as the Astros compete for their first World Series title! We may be champions by the time this hits your inbox, but whether we win or not, we are proud of...

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L-Blast | September 2017

  "True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but to serve others at whatever cost.” - ARTHUR ASHE Dear All, That quote holds true even weeks after the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey and...

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July 2017 L-BLAST: CEO Pay Ratio – Winter is Coming | Companies May End Up Revealing Big Pay Gaps Between their CEOs & Workers After All | Trump Tax Proposal Could Create Compensation-Related Opportunities

In this month's L-Blast, we discussed many issues of interest to our clients and readers - including the deadline for calculating the controversial CEO Pay Ratio. As explained in this L-Blast's original NFPCC article, the rule requiring companies to disclose this figure was...

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June 2017 L-BLAST: Upcoming HR/Reward Legislations & How You Can Impact Congress | Bill to Erase Some Dodd-Frank Banking Rules Passes in House | Shareholders Could Soon Lose Power to Make Proposals

In this month's L-Blast, there's an original NFPCC article about WorldatWork's first Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. in which we share some important facts on legislation, key pending legislative actions that may impact rewards professionals, and avenues for contacting...

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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

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...

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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

Dear All, As we begin to close out 2016, we at NFPCC 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...

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July 2016 L-Blast: FLSA and the Regulations | Serving on Boards Helps Executives Get Promoted | NFPCC 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 NFPCC article by our new...

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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 | NFP Compensation Consulting (formerly 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 NFPCC article for you that discusses...

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April 2016 L-Blast: Bonus Payout Debate: Formula vs Discretion! | FASB Modifies Accounting Rules for Stock-Based Compensation | NFPCC 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 NFPCC original article focusing on the...

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March 2016 L-Blast: Say on Director Pay — Is This in Our Future? | NFPCC 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,...

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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...

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