The purpose of this post is to quickly highlight that we have published our Executive Compensation Webinar Schedule for all of 2019.  As background, I have been providing this monthly webinar series since 2010 (it is a constant that I look forward to every month).  Our programs are intended to provide FREE educational training (i.e., we take a compensation topic, make it narrow, and then try to teach it A-Z), which is why we are able to publish the list a year in advance.  Free continuation education credits apply!  Sign up here.  Our topics, dates and times for the remainder of 2018 and all of calendar year 2019 are as follows:

Remainder of 2018

  • Taxation of Equity Awards: The 101 Training Course (11/8/2018)
  • How to Negotiate Executive Employment Contracts (12/13/2018)

2019 Schedule

  • Upcoming Proxy Season: Compensatory Thoughts from ISS (an Annual Program) (1/17/2019)
  • Equity Awards: Design Tips for Navigating Blackout Periods (2/14/2019)
  • Golden Parachutes & 280G: Design Pointers on How to be a Winner (3/14/2019)
  • Best Practices for Conducting the Compensation Committee Meeting (4/11/2019)
  • Anatomy of ISS (5/9/2019)
  • Tips to Increase the Longevity of the Equity Plan’s Share Reserve (6/13/2019)
  • Multi-Disciplinary Facets to Net Withholding: It Ain’t Boring (7/11/2019)
  • Everything Perquisites: The 101 Training Course (8/8/2019)
  • Preparing for Proxy Season: Start Now (an Annual Program) (9/12/2019)
  • Stock Ownership Policies & Clawback Policies: Design Pointers (10/10/2019)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plans: The Introductory Course (11/14/2019)
  • How to Design Restrictive Covenants & Economic Forfeitures (12/12/2019)

Tune in for our upcoming monthly compensation webinar entitled “Pay Ratio: Developments from Last Proxy Season.”  The purpose of this webinar is to provide pay ratio disclosure stats and exemplars, including common ratios broken down by industry, use of the de minimis exception, the more common consistently applied compensation measures, how issuers calculated total compensation, and the location of the pay ratio disclosure.  As always, FREE CLE, CPE, HRCI and SHRM credits apply!

Rule 701 is the most relied upon exemption from SEC registration that is applicable to many private issuers granting compensatory equity awards.  As described in more detail in an article (found here) from two members of our compensation team (Matt Grunert and Emily Cabrera), Rule 701 will soon be revised to raise the enhanced disclosure threshold from $5mm to $10mm.  This is welcomed news because complying with the enhanced disclosure requirement is burdensome (i.e., triggering the enhanced disclosure requires a private company to disclose detailed information about the risks associated with the potential investment, disclose balance sheets, and disclose income statements and other financial statements).