Calendar of Upcoming Events for the CAROLINAS Chapter

Prior Events

Date and Time:5/6/2015 11:00
Event:NASPP Carolinas Chapter Meeting - May 6, 2015
Topic:Performance Awards
Location:Charlotte: Premier, Inc., 13034 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte, NC 28277 Raleigh: Red Hat, 100 E. Davie Street, Raleigh NC 27601 Web/phone: Instructions available upon request via RSVP link below RSVP:
Contact:Robin Bernstein
Contact Phone:704-816-5099 (w) / 704-560-9381 (m)

We are excited to announce that Mike Melbinger, Chair of Winston & Strawn’s employee benefits and executive compensation practice group, will be joining us at our next luncheon meeting on May 6, 2015.  Our speaker will discuss Performance Awards, and will cover the following: 

Companies, investors, and compensation professionals are all emphasize performance-based compensation.  Everyone agrees that executives’ compensation should be linked to performance.  However, creating that link in a volatile word is much harder than it sounds. If it was easy, everyone would do it and we would seldom hear complaints about the disconnect between pay and performance.  Additionally, while most folks can readily recite the advantages of performance-based compensation programs, not all are aware of the limitations, drawbacks, and traps of the standard performance-based compensation program. Among the issues we will discuss are:

  • Headaches, Objections, and Recurring Issues
  • Metric/Goal Selection. Calibration and measurement period of long-term goals
  • Payout Risks. Risk of no payout even when executive’s performance was good
  • Compliance and Accounting Issues 
  • Section 162(m) compliance issues
  • SEC reporting issues
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