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  ERI Executive Compensation
ERI was founded in 1987 to provide compensation research to organizations and consultants in the form of published reports and survey software.
Analyze publicly-traded corporations' executive compensation as reported in 10-Ks, proxies, and annual reports (becoming mandatory in EU countries, already mandatory in the UK).
A: ERI's executive compensation software is used to create customized executive compensation reports that factor in organization industry, size in revenue, location, and pay strategy for more than 400 top management position titles.
www.eri-executive-compensation.com /?TrkID=515-82   (1410 words)

 Physician Executive Compensation, Pay for Performance, Healthcare Executive Search Firm, Physician Executive Benefits
Physician executive compensation rose by an average of 6.7 percent – from $225,000 to $240,000 – on data collected in 2002 and 2004, according to a survey recently released by Cejka Search and the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE).
Compensation for physician executives employed by a single-specialty group is higher than the compensation for those employed by a multi-specialty group.
According to the Cejka Search/ACPE 2005 Physician Executive Compensation Survey, tax deferred compensation, as a benefit, increased from 4 percent for physician executives in the 2003 survey to 25 percent in the 2005 survey.
www.cejkasearch.com /news/physician-compensation-survey.html   (1455 words)

 Executive Compensation - Fringe Benefits Audit Techniques Guide (02-2005)
If the purchased or leased skybox is used personally by the top executives of the corporation, the value of the benefit may be taxable income to the executives.
Executives generally maintain a home office that may be furnished by the corporation.
Under § 274(e)(2), with respect to covered executives, a corporation may not deduct the expense of operating aircraft in excess of the amount included in the executive's income, which is generally based on the SIFL valuation methodology.
www.irs.gov /businesses/corporations/article/0,,id=134943,00.html   (5159 words)

 Executive compensation: 2006 annual report
Executive paydays are bigger than ever, and of the 10 best-rewarded Minnesota CEOs, four headed firms with negative returns last year.
Median total compensation jumped 59.3 percent to $1.791 million -- the highest since 1997, when the newspaper began tracking total compensation using the same methodology.
Stricter accountability for chief executives is a cornerstone of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act passed in 2002 after the Enron scandal.
www.startribune.com /535/story/443720.html   (662 words)

 SE Executive Compensation Report
Your executive compensation report will also include financial data for up to 12 comparable organizations and their executives, using real people, real numbers.
Executive Compensation Data: Review your competitive executive salary range based on inputs for job title, duties, experience, education, organization size, and your impact on the organization's financial well being.
Compensation rates are displayed in ranges and compared to a peer national average for any of 444 SIC industry groupings.
www.salaryexpert.com /index.cfm?FuseAction=PCSReports.Main&ItemID=18   (631 words)

 The Chronicle of Higher Education: Executive Compensation
A Chronicle survey has found that increases in higher-education compensation are spreading from private to public institutions, with a 53-percent jump in the number of college leaders whose pay and benefits have reached at least $500,000.
DATABASE: Compensation of presidents at 183 public institutions, 670 private colleges, 114 specialized institutions, and 33 major higher-education associations.
View The Chronicle's searchable databases of salaries and benefits for public-college executives at 183 institutions and private-college executives at 816 institutions.
chronicle.com /indepth/compensation   (673 words)

 ERI Executive Compensation Survey
The Executive Compensation Assessor database is the only compensation survey source of its kind that analyzes executive compensation pay data compiled from all publicly available executive compensation surveys.
The Executive Compensation Assessor survey software is now the default data source used in Federal Tax Court, as it has met all Daubert criteria.
This executive compensation data can be included in a print report, ranked, sorted, saved loaded, and written to files.
www.eridlc.com /info/index.cfm?fuseaction=article.executive-compensation   (621 words)

 Hallmarks of responsible executive compensation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Executive compensation consists of an appropriate mix of salary, annual and long-term incentives, and benefits.
Executive compensation positioning – the strategic setting of salary and incentive goals and targets – should be firmly tied to actual and expected performance, taking into consideration various constituencies such as shareholders, employees, and competitor companies.
In today's environment, the actual and perceived value of compensation, its cost to the company, and its alignment with shareholder value are issues that must be carefully thought out before implementing changes in the executive compensation program.
www.mercerhr.com /referencecontent.jhtml?idContent=1126490   (749 words)

 1106 HR Magazine: HR’s New Role in Executive Pay
The new federal rules requiring detailed public disclosure of top executives’ compensation are putting HR professionals in the spotlight—not for the size of their paychecks but because of their important role in assembling the information.
Some HR executives and management teams prepared CD&A drafts for their compensation committees’ autumn meetings in hopes of avoiding major last-minute revisions during the drafting of current proxies—the proxies that will go out in the coming months with the 2006 annual reports.
Although the new compensation disclosure rules will likely result in a reduction in the use of expensive perks in executive compensation, the rules are not expected to inspire across-the-board changes in executive compensation plan design.
www.shrm.org /hrmagazine/articles/1106/1106cover.asp   (2888 words)

 Proskauer Rose LLP - Executive Compensation
Executive Employment and Severance Arrangements: We routinely represent employers and senior executives in the negotiation and implementation of employment agreements, including provisions dealing with post-employment restrictions, such as non-competition and non-solicitation provisions, which are often part of the overall compensation package.
Tax-Exempt Entities: We represent tax-exempt entities and senior executives employed by tax- exempt entities with respect to the special considerations that must be addressed when designing compensation packages, such as the limits on excessive compensation under the "intermediate sanctions" regulations and the limits on deferred compensation arrangements under Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Executive Compensation Group is part of Proskauer's nationally recognized Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Law Practice Group, which is over a quarter century old and is comprised of more than two dozen attorneys with experience representing clients on all matters involving employee benefit plans, programs and arrangements.
www.proskauer.com /practice_areas/areas/024   (762 words)

 Columbia Law : Symposium on Executive Compensation 10/15/2004
Executive compensation is now generally understood to be a critical corporate governance question, and it continues to be a subject of heated debate.
Bebchuk and Fried argue that compensation arrangements are seriously flawed, as are the governance systems that have produced them, and thatreformsare necessary in the relationship between boards and shareholders.
One aim of the Symposium is to assess the critique of executive compensation practices and governance that Bebchuk and Fried present and to reflect on reform possibilities.
www.law.columbia.edu /center_program/cle/Exec_Comp   (961 words)

 Texas Lawyer - Disclosure Requirements for Executive, Director Compensation
Under the current system, companies are required to report one lump-sum only when the executive's perks amount to more than $50,000 or 10 percent of his or her salary and bonus.
The Compensation Discussion and Analysis is considered filed with the SEC and hence subject to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Allowing the investor to keep a watchful eye on company compensation policies will help investors feel as though they have more control over their own investment decisions and will promote informed decision-making and increased accountability for the board of directors setting executive compensation.
www.law.com /jsp/tx/PubArticleTX.jsp?id=1151571922366   (1043 words)

 UBS - Executive Compensation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
UBS’s compensation policy intends to provide competitive total compensation opportunities that will enable the firm to attract, retain and motivate the talent it requires.
Compensation should provide incentives that foster an entrepreneurial and performance-oriented culture and support the firm’s integrated business strategy.
Compensation of senior executives is closely linked to the achievement of sustainable shareholder returns and provides appropriate incentives for long-term value creation.
www.ubs.com /1/e/investors/corporategovernance/executivecompensation.html   (191 words)

 Ideoblog: Executive compensation
But, if executives are as inclined as our findings suggest to equate their stock options with wealth (even though it may be years before they can be cashed in), then options that are already in the money when granted are likely to have considerably more psychological impact than those which are merely at the money."
It encompasses numerous issues, including the propriety of this type of executive compensation, requisite disclosures that must accompany such compensation, and the legal implications of intentional non-compliance with shareholder-approved plans (if such practices are deemed noncompliant), to name only a few.
Moreover, because many executives have reimbursed their companies for ill-gotten gains from backdated options, the cash flow implications related to ill-gotten gains are further reduced.
busmovie.typepad.com /ideoblog/executive_compensation/index.html   (12957 words)

 K&L Gates : Practices & Industries : Executive Compensation
We developed a strategy for consolidating the equity compensation programs of a specialty steel manufacturer and diversified manufacturer in connection with the merger of those companies, and later restructured those programs in anticipation of the spin-off of two non-core business units.
Executives are increasingly concerned about the security of company promises to pay future compensation.
We implemented a deferred compensation plan for a manufacturer of recreational vehicles.  Under this plan, executives can defer income on a tax-advantaged basis in excess of the amounts that contributed to the company’s 401(k) plan.
www.klgates.com /practices/ServiceDetail.aspx?service=20   (754 words)

 Executive Compensation
Executive Compensation provides national and regional data for more than 40 executive positions.
Executive Compensation analyzes national and regional data by base pay, incentive pay, and total cash compensation for 40 executive and senior management positions.
Now in its eighth year, this is the most comprehensive report of its kind.
www.compdatasurveys.com /Products/?id=2   (169 words)

 Compensation in the Gaming Industry; Top Level Salaries Continue to Rise in Las Vegas and Atlantic City / HVS / Kefgen ...
In turn, upward pressure on executive compensation continues to exist We recently completed our 1999 HCE Annual Report©, a biennial report on how corporate and property level casino executives are paid.
Compensation data from 84 gaming corporations was included in the analysis and was self-reported or garnered from public documents.
There was a great deal of disparity from minimum to maximum compensation levels, which clearly depicts the difference between the large and small players in the gaming industry.
www.hotel-online.com /Neo/Trends/HVS/Kefgen/Aug00_Compensation99Gaming.html   (962 words)

 Press Release: SEC Votes to Adopt Changes to Disclosure Requirements Concerning Executive Compensation and Related ...
The Compensation Discussion and Analysis will be filed and will thus be a part of the disclosure subject to certification by a company's principal executive officer and principal financial officer.
Following the Compensation Discussion and Analysis section, executive compensation disclosure will be organized into three broad categories: compensation over the last three years; holdings of outstanding equity-related interests received as compensation that are the source of future gains; and retirement plans, deferred compensation and other post-employment payments and benefits.
The Summary Compensation Table (see attachment) will be the principal disclosure vehicle for executive compensation, showing compensation for each named executive officer over the last three years.
www.sec.gov /news/press/2006/2006-123.htm   (2146 words)

 Proxy Statement: 5. Stockholder proposal on executive compensation
However, compensation decisions should not be influenced by such “pension income,” in my view, because that “income” does not reflect the results of operations, money that is actually available for use by the company, or the actual performance of the executives involved.
In addition, these executives have the opportunity to receive “at-the-money” options only by agreeing to defer 10% of their annual incentive compensation into IBM equity, where it is held for three years or until retirement.
The Committee believes that the Company’s executive compensation programs and policies are properly designed to motivate the Company’s executives and to align their interests with the interests of stockholders.
www.ibm.com /annualreport/2004/annual/ps_sp_5.shtml   (907 words)

 Executive Pay Watch , WS: SEC Looks Into Abuses In Executive Compensation - CBS News
Executive compensation is a problem because of the very nature of the modern corporation.
Besides, his friends on the compensation committee are responsible men, as he learned when he served on their boards.
Executive compensation is largely beyond the ability of the average shareholder to affect and despite increasingly active institutional investors, it is subject to three abuses at which the SEC has taken aim, the first directly, the other two indirectly.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/01/24/opinion/main1234585.shtml   (782 words)

 ERI Executive Compensation Survey
Executive compensation data may be adjusted for geographic area, industry, organization size, pay strategy and compensation valuation or planning date
Compensation tables are displayed and stored according to user specifications.
Consultant Edition Executive Compensation Assessor (XA+) and Survey is for use in SOX, litigation support, UK/Canada/EU analyses, and unreasonable compensation analyses or challenges.
www.erieri.com /index.cfm?FuseAction=ERIXA.Main   (930 words)

 DC Executive Compensation Negotiation Lawyer, Virginia Maryland Attorney VA
In a society where top corporate officers are worth many millions to their organizations, executives cannot afford to trust inexperienced legal counsel to represent their interests during the process of employee compensation negotiations.
Whether you are a corporate executive developing a compensation package for your top executives, or an executive negotiating a deal commensurate with your market value, trust our experience.
Contact our executive compensation attorneys at The Employment Law Group, P.C. with questions you have about starting the negotiating process.
www.employmentlawgroup.net /PracticeAreas/Executive-Compensation.asp   (189 words)

 Amazon.com: Executive Compensation: Books: Yale D. Tauber,Donald R. Levy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Executive Compensation provides the resource information you need to advise your clients on crafting an agreement that contains all the right compensation elements— employment, severance and golden parachute provisions, annual and long-term incentive plans, deferred compensation and executive benefits (including financing, funding, and security), and perquisites.
The authors guide you through a series of logical steps to ensure that your clients’ executive compensation packages not only are complete at the time of implementation, but also have built-in flexibility to adjust to changing circumstances.
This one-volume in-depth reference covers: a perspective on executive compensation; negotiating employment contracts; annual incentive plan design; using equity; nonqualified deferred plans; life insurance; perquisites; mergers and acquisitions; tax exempt employers; special issues for start-up companies; settlement, arbitration and litigation; and much more.
www.amazon.com /Executive-Compensation-Yale-D-Tauber/dp/1570183066   (1063 words)

 Executive Compensation Report Washingtonpost.com - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Companies with publicly traded securities are required to disclose information on executive compensation in annual reports to shareholders.
Earlysville, Va.: Many people think executives are over-compensated, mostly those of us who make a fraction of typical executive salaries and have a fraction of their retirement benefits.
While one could certainly argue that an executive deserves greater compensation than the average worker while both are employed by a firm, it would seem that their contributions are roughly equal after their retirement (i.e., zero).
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0NTQ/is_2005_June_28/ai_n14704268   (876 words)

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Reinhart's Executive Compensation Team combines the experience and skills of over 15 professionals representing each of the practice areas vital to executive compensation arrangements.
We counsel public and privately held companies and non-profit entities and their executives on the issues and risks related to arrangements with individuals and programs covering groups of executives, directors and other personnel.
When changes are made in compensation programs, or when new programs or employment contracts are established, our team of skilled and cross-disciplinary professionals provides an analysis of the issues critical to the success of the program.
www.reinhartlaw.com /webpages/2/departments.aspx?deptID=190   (458 words)

 Executive Compensation, Board & Director Compensation Consulting Services
Clark Consulting offers a full complement of executive compensation consulting services to assist companies in the design, implementation and support of pay programs that help attract, retain, motivate and reward executives and employees.
Our mission is to serve Board Compensation Committees as independent outside counsel in the discharge of their responsibilities and to support management through the development of compensation programs tailored to the business needs of each client, from concept through turnkey implementation.
Innovations pioneered by our compensation consultants include omnibus stock plans, long-term performance programs, shareholder strategies for management equity participation and ownership, career shares, equity options, customization of stock option design, use of restricted stock units and subsidiary stock, performance management systems and stock grants for Directors.
www.clarkconsulting.com /services/compensationconsulting   (275 words)

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