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Dec 01, 2015

An “Employment Disaster Recovery Bag” Is A Must!

With news of Morgan Stanley’s plans to make significant cuts in its debt and currencies ranks across all offices (Wall Street Journal, December 1, 2015, page C1),  the importance of having your “employment disaster recovery bag” at the ready is highlighted. Included in that “bag” should be your offer letter; any confidentiality, non-solicit, non-compete, work for hire and/or garden leave agreement; employee handbook; and any document or plan relating to your equity, deferred compensation, bonus, pension, or any other aspect of your employment.… Read More

Jan 23, 2012

Be Wary As Companies Consider Modifying Deferred Compensation

Great title for the Wall Street Journal‘s article “Wall Street Pay Gets Even Trickier to Figure” — executives be wary as company consider modifying deferred comp arrangements. If not done properly, IRS Code 409A liability can be triggered with the executive bearing the unintended financial responsibility.

This post was co-authored by Charles A. Bruder, a Member of Norris McLaughlin & Marcus and Co-Chair of its Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits Group.… Read More