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  Salary cap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Salary caps are often the major issue in negotiations between management and players' unions.
Salary caps were largely unnecessary in the era of the reserve clause, which was long a standard clause in professional sports player contracts and which forbade a player from negotiations with another team without the permission of the team holding that player's rights even after the contract's term was completed.
Due to bonuses, the amount of a player's salary counts towards the salary cap is not necessarily the same as the amount which he is actually paid in the current year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Salary_cap   (3837 words)

 Baseball Prospectus | Articles | The Daily Prospectus: Salary Cap
There's a mythology that surrounds the salary cap, one so ingrained in any discussion of the topic that to get through the layers of misconceptions takes the work off on a half-dozen tangents, all of which are informative and entertaining, but which make for a difficult read.
Salaries are not limited on an individual basis, but by team, so the restriction is not on the players, but on the teams.
A salary cap merely keeps teams from bidding on labor past a certain point, regardless of the value of the available labor or the team's resources, with the effect of lowering salaries across the board.
www.baseballprospectus.com /article.php?articleid=1345   (1758 words)

 Salary Cap Administration
When the salary cap is in the form of a limit in the rate of pay, the maximum salary chargeable to the award in any pay period is the capped rate divided by the number of pay periods in a year.
When a salary cap is in the form of a limit in the amount of pay, the maximum salary chargeable to the award in any pay period is the capped amount divided by the number of pay periods in a year.
Each situation involving an amount cap must be individually evaluated, taking into account the makeup of the capped amount (e.g., salary, salary plus benefits, etc.), the period to which the cap applies (e.g., payments within a specific federal fiscal year, payments within an award budget year, etc.) and other factors.
www.vcu.edu /finance/CostAccounting/salcap.htm   (1136 words)

 NBA.com: Salary Cap for 2004-05 Is $43.87 million
The salary cap has increased during the current collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association from $26.9 million in 1997-98 to the new level of $43.87 million, the highest amount since the salary cap was established in 1984.
The Bobcats' salary cap in 2004-05 is $29.25 million and their minimum salary is $21.94 million.
The NBA salary cap is often described as a "soft cap" because teams may exceed the salary cap using "exceptions." The key cap exceptions are:
www.nba.com /news/cap_040713.html   (867 words)

 NBA Salary Cap FAQ
The CBA defines the salary cap, the procedures for determining how it is set, the minimum and maximum salaries, the rules for trades, the procedures for the NBA draft, and hundreds of other things that need to be defined in order for a league like the NBA to function.
Salaries of players selected in an expansion draft (see question number 93) and waived by the expansion team prior to the start of the season.
The maximum salary for the replacement player is 50% of the injured player's salary, or the average salary, whichever is less (see question number 24 for the definition of "average salary").
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 Scout.com: Salary Cap FAQ
Under this new system, the Salary Cap count for a player with four or more Credited Seasons who signs a contract will be the same as the count for a player with three Credited Seasons.
The difference between the Salary Cap count for a qualifying contract and the stated minimum for the qualifying player's years of service will be counted as a Player Benefit and as such is not charged against the teams Salary Cap.
Salary guarantee and/or salary advance, if any, is limited to the minimum salary for a player with three credited seasons (for example, $450,000 in 2003).
redskins.scout.com /3/salary_cap_faq.html   (1848 words)

 NOT-OD-05-024: Salary Limitation on Grants, Cooperative Agreements, and Contracts
For the purposes of the salary limitation, the terms "direct salary," "salary," and "institutional base salary" have the same meaning and are exclusive of fringe benefits and facilities and administrative (F&A) expenses, also referred to as indirect costs.
The salary limitation does NOT apply to payments made to consultants under an NIH grant or contract although, as with all costs, those payments must meet the test of reasonableness and be consistent with institutional policy.
Yes, salary may be charged in accordance with the FY cap(s), as long as the levels are consistent with the individual's institutional base pay.
grants.nih.gov /grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-05-024.html   (1138 words)

 Salary Caps 101
Player salaries are also capped depending on tenure in the league, but there are so many exceptions to this rule that it rarely has a major impact on the salaries of star players, the ones the true cap on salaries is supposed to affect.
Obviously the NBA salary cap and luxury tax structure are not overly constraining and therefore qualify as a soft cap.
When calculating the impact on the salary cap, though, the player does not count $11 million the first year and $1 million per year thereafter (the way he is paid), he can count as $3 million each year of the contract (($10 mil +$5 mil) / 5 years).
www.washingtonhockey.com /200203/features/sc2.htm   (2086 words)

 NIH Salary Cap
For both traditional and modular format proposals, faculty salaries that exceed the salary cap are to be adjusted by the institution prior to submission of the proposal to NIH.
Purdue must cap the salary at the NIH maximum and cost-share the difference between the actual and capped salary, at the designated percent effort, as well as the associated fringe benefits and FandA cost.
In all cases a staff member’s annual salary cannot be budgeted from NIH funds over the salary cap rate at his funded percent FTE.
www.purdue.edu /sps/proposals/nihcap.html   (655 words)

 Salary Cap? - Baseball Fever
The NBA salary cap, which has a bit more flexibility, is a bit more reasonable, but even that causes some stupid outcomes (like the Hawks trading all-star Glenn Robinson for a guy who retired three years ago just for cap reasons).
A cap however, you'd still have the afore mentioned teams scrimping and saving every penny whilst not really caring what the on field product is like (well TB look good despite their payroll, shame about their division).
What I would like to see in baseball is not a salary cap that increases player movement, but a kind of cap that encourages teams to develop their own players.
www.baseball-fever.com /showthread.php?t=14551   (3004 words)

 Howstuffworks "How does the NFL's salary cap work?"
The salary cap is essentially a set amount of money that each of the NFL's 31 teams is allowed to spend on player salaries for any given year.
This cuts the cap room to $51.4-million for 55 players, cutting the average salary of the remaining players by $245,000 each.
Because salaries have continued to grow at a rate outpacing the salary cap, teams have found ways to circumvent the cap.
entertainment.howstuffworks.com /question644.htm   (564 words)

 baseball salary cap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A salary cap in pro sports is the amount of money every team in a league can spend on all of the players on its roster in one year.
A salary cap is needed to keep baseball thriving in the future, to keep the game exciting and enjoyable to watch for every fan.
A salary cap in theory would give every team a chance to build a competitive ball club.
www.radessays.com /viewpaper/62108/baseball_salary_cap.html   (257 words)

 FalcFans.com Salary Cap Info Main
The salary cap is a restriction that the NFL puts on each of the 32 teams so that they can only spend a certain amount of money.
You may here the terms "cap cut" or "cap casualty" which mean a player was cut, released, or waived in order to purge his salary so the team can get under the cap.
To determine his cap hit, simply add Ed's base salary to the prorated portion of his singing bonus each year, and also add any other bonuses that are part of the contract.
www.falcfans.com /features/capmain.html   (2271 words)

 ESPN.com: NFL - Clayton: Answers to salary cap questions
Each team starts with a $67.4 million salary cap, and it is a hard cap.
Salaries are broken into three parts -- signing bonus prorations, base salaries and incentives, including roster and reporting bonuses.
If a player has a $4 million signing bonus on a four-year deal that has a $440,000 base salary and a $250,000 roster bonus, his cap number for the year is $1.69 million.
espn.go.com /nfl/s/2001/0228/1115767.html   (431 words)

 Miguel's UNOFFICIAL Patriots Salary Cap Information Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Salary Cap 101 The Houston Texans held a Salary Cap 101 class for the local media at the Radisson Astrodome in January, 2002.
The salary cap is the absolute maximum each club may spend on player salaries in a capped year.
It represents the maximum in aggregate salary cap value that a team is permitted to invest in its draft choices and also the undrafted free agents it signs.
www.patsfans.com /miguel/capsources.html   (1235 words)

 USATODAY.com - NHL payrolls on the move upward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The salary cap based on league revenue was established after a bitter player lockout that wiped out an entire season.
If the cap goes to $45 million, the maximum salary for a player would rise from the current $7.8 million to $9 million.
A salary cap increase, even if it's slight, was a pleasant surprise to most of the team officials.
www.usatoday.com /sports/hockey/nhl/2005-12-16-salary-cap-increase_x.htm   (450 words)

 CBC Sports Online: Faceoff 2004: What each side wants: Salary Cap
They argue the free market should determine players' salaries and that the owners should be their own salary controllers.
The union also believes that salaries have risen at approximately the same rate as team revenues over the past decade.
The NHLPA is reluctant to accept a system that fixes how players' salaries relate to a percentage of revenue when they aren't sure whether the NHL's numbers are accurate.
www.cbc.ca /sports/indepth/cba/issues/salarycap.html   (638 words)

 Salary cap
The bill allows local government employee salaries, including certain benefits, to be increased to 110% of the Governor’s salary and the cap is adjusted annually for inflation.
If the existing approved waiver amount is below 110% of the governor’s salary, the local government unit employee's compensation may be increased up to 110% of the governor’s salary plus 3.2%.
Waivers are still required to award a salary in excess of 110% of the governor’s salary (with the exception of allowable increases based on the Consumer Price Index).
www.doer.state.mn.us /lr-Salarycap/salarycap.htm   (398 words)

 CBC Sports Online: Faceoff 2004: What each side wants: Rookie Salary Cap
The rookie cap limits the salary amounts and contract lengths of first-year NHL players aged 24 and under.
The cap was worked into the 1994 CBA as a way for owners to have a level of cost certainty for rookie contracts.
The NHLPA proposed lowering the cap by an unknown amount during an October 1, 2003, meeting with league officials.
www.cbc.ca /sports/indepth/cba/issues/rookiesalarycap.html   (293 words)

 Miguel's UNOFFICIAL 2006 Patriots Salary Cap Information Page
The Patriots's adjusted cap adjustment is a negative $1,990,060 so their adjusted cap number will be $100,009,940.
For example, Raymond Ventrone's $275,000 salary currently does not count against the cap during the regular season because right now since Ventrone is not among the players with the 51 highest salary cap numbers.
I am asking that if you have found my salary cap pages useful that if you are able to do so, please make a donation to the Bread of Life soup kitchen/food pantry.
www.patscap.com   (1348 words)

 Nba Salary Cap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Dallas has one of the Top 10 players in the NBA in Dirk Nowitzki, but they've surrounded him with an aging and unimaginative cast guaranteed to be in town for at least the next three...
In sports, a salary cap is a limit on the amount of money a team can spend on...
In the NBA, the salary cap has not had quite the...
www.thessaaa.com /nba-salary-cap.html   (195 words)

 NIH Salary Cap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
For the purposes of the salary limitation, the terms "direct salary," "salary," and "institutional base salary" have the same meaning and are exclusive of fringe benefits and facilities and administrative (FandA) expenses, also referred to as indirect costs.
Please refer to our full description of Northwestern's implementation of the NIH salary cap for more details and budget examples.
The official NIH announcement of the cap is a useful source document.
www.northwestern.edu /orsp/b_salary_limit.html   (202 words)

 enhancement: several salary cap enhancements - MyFantasyLeague.com Support
A new "for commissioners > setup > salary cap setup > edit salary adjustments" page that allows a commissioner to add (or subtract) any salary amount from any franchise that you wish, independent of player salaries.
For deluxe leagues, the "for commissioners > setup > salary cap setup > edit player salaries/contracts" page now has a "Set Salaries For:" option on the top of the page, allowing you to set up different salary and contract information for players in each division/conference.
Yes/No"), there is now a field called "Percent Of IR Player Salary That Counts Towards The Salary Cap:" (as well as "Percent Of Taxi Squad Player Salary That Counts Towards The Salary Cap:".
sidelineleagues.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=7675   (1120 words)

 Bills Daily - Salary Cap Page
Right here is where we keep you updated on the Bills salary cap situation with cap figures of key players.
The cap figure the Bills have now is based on estimates made in the media and our archived contract terms.
Keep in mind the cap figures isn't the same as the cap hit if they are cut.
www.billsdaily.com /frontoffice/salarycap.shtml   (432 words)

 AAMC : NIH Salary Cap
The limit was increased in the FY 1992 appropriation to $125,000.
The final conference agreement on the FY 2000 Labor-HHS bill raised the NIH salary cap from Executive Level III to Executive Level II.
The President's FY 2007 budget (Department of Health and Human Services, General Provisions, section 204), released on February 6, 2006, proposes to reduce the salary cap to Executive Level II ($165,200 in 2006).
www.aamc.org /advocacy/library/laborhhs/labor0005.htm   (295 words)

 NBA.com: NBA Salary Cap for 2006-07 Season Set at $53.135 Million
New York, July 11— The National Basketball Association today announced that the Salary Cap for the 2006-07 season will be $53.135 million.
Any team whose team salary exceeds that figure will pay a $1 tax for each $1 by which it exceeds $65.42 million.
The mid-level exception is $5.215 million for the 2006-07 season and the minimum team salary, which is set at 75% of the Salary Cap, is $39.85 million.
www.nba.com /news/NBA_salarycap_060711.html   (186 words)

 Salary Cap
With its seemingly endless list of terms and conditions, the salary cap is, perhaps, the single-most intimidating and misunderstood two-word phrase to casual fans of the National Football League.
In the following sections, we'll try and bring to light some of the basic rules and a few of the finer points of the cap in an attempt to better acquaint you with some of its many nuances.
For further information, including a history, overview and background of the cap, be sure to check out a recent Atlantafalcons.com salary cap feature.
www.atlantafalcons.com /team/salaryCap.jsp   (112 words)

 Baseball Salary Cap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
On the other hand the competition in baseball seems to be on a downward spiral because big market teams have been dominating post-season play.
The lack of a salary cap has brought about controversy in major league baseball.
The salary cap debate is not a new issue in baseball or in sports.
www.radessays.com /viewpaper/83837/Baseball_Salary_Cap.html   (261 words)

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