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The Business of Fashion - People and Politics (Part I): Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits Update

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Produced on January 12, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Labor & Employment Employee Benefits

Course Description

It’s all about the economy. Being an employer of choice, particularly in the fashion industry where competition for talent is fierce, is becoming even more challenging. Rising costs of goods, spending curtailment and increasing access to discounted merchandise has the fashion industry scratching its head regarding appropriate compensation and benefits. Finding the right mix of talent, vision and loyalty is difficult enough without having to worry about non-competition clauses, golden handcuffs and other restrictive covenants. Moreover, keeping the top talent connected to your brand and in-house needs the right mixture of money and creativity.

In this course, viewers learn how to advantageously use non-competes and restrictive covenants as well as to identify best practices when an employee or executive leaves one company for another. In addition, viewers see how fashion brands are reinforcing non-solicitation and other provisions after termination of the employment relationship. Lastly, attendees explore how to develop and administer an incentive plan that works for their organization. There is also an exploration of new ideas for 2017 and look back at 2016.

Join Rania V. Sedhom, Managing Member, Sedhom Law Group, PLLC, a Bespoke Law Firm and Marjorie M. Glover, Chair of Chadbourne & Parke LLP employment law, executive compensation and employee benefits departments, as they discuss the practical effects and solutions of certain employee benefits and executive compensation practices. 

Learning Objectives:
  1. Define executive compensation and employee benefits
  2. Understand non-solicitation
  3. Grasp restrictive covenants
  4. Explore and comprehend incentive plans
  5. Discuss a look back (and forward)

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Rania V. Sedhom

Sedhom Law Group, PLLC

Rania V. Sedhom, Managing Partner of the firm, is an attorney who provides practical and efficient solutions to complex problems. Rania has extraordinary interpersonal skills that allow her to forge win-win relationships across diverse organizations and cross-functional stakeholders. She is also a skilled legal and business commentator with appearances on national print and TV media, including L.A. Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Baltimore Sun, Forbes, Inc., Business Week, and CNN Money. 

 Rania is admitted to the Bars of the State of New York and New Jersey, the Eastern District of New York, the Southern District of New York, the District of New Jersey and the Third Circuit. Rania attended Syracuse University College of Law, where she was Editor of The Labor Lawyer and The Digest and served as Vice-Justice of the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. Prior to law school, Rania attended Columbia University where she majored in political science.

Marjorie M. Glover

Norton Rose Fulbright

Marjorie Glover’s practice focuses exclusively in the areas of executive compensation and employee benefits law, corporate governance and risk oversight and employment law.

Ms. Glover advises on employee benefits and executive compensation issues in domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, public offerings, private placements, project financing and other financings.

Ms. Glover advises on all aspects of executive compensation, including employment, separation and consulting agreements, equity- and cash-based incentive plans, deferred compensation arrangements and issues under Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m) (executive pay cap limits), 280G (golden parachutes) and 409A (restrictions on non-qualified deferred compensation).

Ms. Glover advises regularly on all aspects of compliance with United States employee benefits laws, including, for example, compliance with ERISA and applicable securities, tax, labor and health insurance laws. She has extensive experience in the design, implementation, administration and termination of pension, cash balance, profit-sharing, 401(k) savings, employee stock ownership plans and welfare benefit plans. Ms. Glover represents companies in connection with Department of Labor and Internal Revenue Service filings, audits and investigations.

Ms. Glover has particular experience in health care law requirements for employers, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health of 2009, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, Health Insurance and Portability Accountability Act of 1996, Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 and other health care laws.

Ms. Glover advises investment funds and investment fund investors with respect to ERISA’s fiduciary requirements, including plan asset and prohibited transaction requirements and exemptions.

Ms. Glover advises companies, boards of directors and board committees on a wide range of corporate governance and risk oversight matters.

Ms. Glover also advises on all aspects of employment law, including, for example, laws related to wages and hours, payroll tax, non-discrimination, employee discipline, suspension and termination, substance abuse, privacy and leaves of absence.


Michael J. L.

Very good overview.

Wendy F.

Good course.

Susan B.

Information was very helpful

Susan M.

Very engaging. Easy conversational dialogue. Informative.

Maria Y.

Both speakers were very knowledgeable.

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