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Issues for Compensation Committees to Consider When Grappling With Changes to 162(m) and the Death of the Performance-Based...

As much has been written regarding the repeal of the performance-based exception to the $1 million dollar deduction limitation under Code Section 162(m) under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act), we have highlighted certain...more

Reminders for US Public Companies for the 2018 Annual Reporting and Proxy Season

by White & Case LLP on

This memorandum outlines certain considerations for US public companies in preparation for the 2018 annual reporting and proxy season. Part I of this memorandum discusses new developments and practical action items for the...more

Compensation Season 2018: Section 162(m) and Related Considerations Post-Tax Reform

by White & Case LLP on

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Act") was signed into law. The Act includes significant changes to the executive compensation deduction rules contained in §162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code (the...more

New California Employment Law May Impact Acquired Employees' Compensation In The M&A Context

Effective January 1, 2018, California Labor Code Section 432.3 was amended to, among other things, prohibit any employer – public or private – from "seek[ing]" salary and compensation history from applicants for employment....more

Nate Smithson Provides an Update on Tax Reform

by Jackson Walker on

Jackson Walker partner Nate Smithson has prepared an updated guide to tax reform which reflects the senate’s newly-proposed tax bill. The guide covers tax brackets, deductions, capital gains, and other relevant topics in tax...more

Helping Non-Profits Navigate Tax and Labor Issues

by Proskauer For Good on

Amanda Nussbaum, a partner in the Tax Department and a member of the Not-for-Profit Group at Proskauer, chairs a comprehensive seminar each fall for non-profits to discuss current developments and topics of interest related...more

Sweeping Tax Reform Impacts Tax-Exempt Organizations

After a short period of deliberations by the House of Representatives (the “House”) and the Senate, President Trump signed the final version of H.R. 1 into Public Law No. 115-97 on December 22, 2017 (the “New Law”). The New...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: Impact on Tax-Exempt Organizations

On December 22, 2017, President Donald Trump signed into law the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Act), which imposes a new excise tax on certain tax-exempt organizations for compensation paid to their covered employees in excess...more

Compensation in the 2018 Proxy Season: Recent Shakeups Create New Challenges

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

When designing 2018 compensation plans and proxy disclosure, companies should focus on implications of recent developments, as well as enduring compensation considerations. 2018 brings significant changes to the executive...more

Key Tax Reform Issues for Nonprofit Membership Organizations/Associations

Associations avoided the harshest proposals but should be aware of several important new tax issues. Associations subject to unrelated business income tax can no longer use losses in one unrelated business to offset income...more

Updates for the New Year - Executive Compensation & Benefits

by Winstead PC on

In spite of certain sound bites you probably heard late last year, the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) was not repealed for employers. The individual mandate penalty was reduced to zero for a few years, beginning after 2018, so...more

Tax Act: Deductibility of Executive Compensation After Tax Reform

by WilmerHale on

Section 162(m) of the Code generally disallows the deduction of compensation in excess of $1 million paid by a public company to a “covered employee” in any single taxable year. The Tax Act makes the following changes to...more

The Repeal Of The Section 162(M) Performance-Based Exception - The End Of Performance Pay?

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the "Act") expanded the scope of the $1 million dollar deduction limitation under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended ("Section 162(m)") and, subject to a transition...more

Hot Topic for 2018 Proxy Season: Director Compensation in Wake of New Delaware Supreme Court Ruling

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In an important recent opinion, the Delaware Supreme Court ruled in In re Investors Bancorp, Inc. Stockholder Litigation that certain director compensation decisions would be reviewed under the “entire fairness” standard...more

Tax Bill Means Changes to Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law a tax bill reconciling both the House and Senate versions of the so-called Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. The Act’s major provisions are lowering the corporate tax rate to 21%...more

Blog: Does Inclusion Of Executive Compensation Metrics Related To Corporate Social Responsibility Lead To Long-Term Value...

by Cooley LLP on

In this recent academic study, Social Responsibility Criteria in Executive Compensation: Effectiveness and Implications for Firm Outcomes, the authors examined the impact of the integration of elements of corporate social...more

Better Part of Valor: Delaware Supreme Court Rules No Ratification Defense for Director Grants under Discretionary Plans

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

What happens when corporate directors approve their own awards under an equity incentive plan? Under Delaware law, so long as the plan is approved by a majority of the fully informed, uncoerced and disinterested stockholders,...more

New Tax Law Impact on Employee Benefits and Compensation

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

At the end of 2017, President Trump signed into law The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) that includes significant changes in the employee benefits area, most of which became effective on January 1, 2018. The following is a...more

Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – Impact on Employee Benefit Plans

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

On December 22, 2017, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) into law. While the Act is extensive, this Advisory discusses only the changes made to employee benefits such as qualified retirement plans,...more

Tax Reform Could Cost Tax Exempt Entities

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

Under the recently enacted tax reform act (Tax Cuts and Jobs Act), tax-exempt organizations may be required to pay a 21 percent excise tax on certain compensation and certain separation pay. The new excise tax applies...more

Tax Reform and Employee Benefits – What You Need to Know Now

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

As you have probably heard by now, the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the Tax Reform Act) made significant changes to the Internal Revenue Code. With regard to executive compensation, the Tax Reform Act made widely...more

The Final Tax Cuts and Jobs Act’s Effects on Executive Compensation and Employee Benefit Practices

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On December 20, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (the “Act”) was approved by Congress, and it was signed into law by President Trump on December 22, 2017. The Act dramatically impacts certain aspects of executive compensation...more

Tax Reform: Spotlight on Compensation and Benefits Provisions

by Baker Donelson on

The new tax bill (the "Act") - a culmination of months of back-and-forth between the House and Senate Republicans - was signed into law on December 22, 2017. The Act fulfills many of the promises made by the Trump...more

2018 Tax Reform Series: New Excise Tax On “Excess” Executive Compensation Paid By Tax-Exempt Employers

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

This is the fifth article in our series covering the various employee benefits-related changes contained in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by the President on December 22, 2017. Some of the most fundamental changes under...more

Time to Revisit Executive Compensation Arrangements in Light of Recent Tax Reform

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (the “Act”) signed into law on December 22, 2017, will significantly impact many public company executive compensation plans and arrangements. Companies should take this opportunity to...more

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