This seminar provides a basic overview of executive compensation and explores the different types of compensation incentives that are typically offered to executives in the retail industry. Ms. Harders of Epstein, Becker, & Green discusses the best practices for drafting and negotiating executive employment agreements. Various types of bonus and equity-based compensation incentives are addressed, including tax and employment considerations. Ms. Harders also explains the strategies employers may use to protect their interests, such as noncompetition and nonsolicitation covenants, confidential information and clawback protections, and provides suggestions for developing benefit programs and fringe benefits aimed at attracting and retaining talent in the retail industry.
I. Understand the basic regulatory challenges in developing a comprehensive executive compensation program to attract and retain key executives
II. Grow more adept at issue-spotting in executive employment agreements
III. Consider challenges in providing effective bonus and equity-based compensation incentive programs
IV. Appreciate the need for employer protections, such as noncompetes and clawbacks
V. Become aware of special issues in compensating executives in the retail industry
Ms. Harders' practice focuses on all aspects of executive compensation and employee benefits law. Ms. Harders counsels a broad range of clients on executive compensation and employee benefit issues, tax-qualified and non-qualified plans, 401(k) plans, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, deferred compensation, executive incentive compensation plans, executive employment and severance agreements, Section 409A compliance, equity-based compensation plans, multiemployer plans and health and welfare plans and trusts.
Ms. Harders has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America – Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law (2014) and Super Lawyers New York Metro – Employee Benefits/ERISA (2013) and recommended by The Legal 500 United States (2013).
Excellent coverage of complex topics
Clear, concise, and very effective overview--insight into tax aspects was particularly helpful.
She was an excellent lecturer