New York Executive Compensation Lawyer
Advocating on Your Behalf in the Workplace
At T. A. Blackburn Law, PLLC we provide legal representation in the matter of executive compensation. This area of employment can be subject to various regulations, include the Equal Pay Act, which is a federal law that governs compensation and equal pay. Executive compensation can be a complex area due to its inclusion of tax issues, deferred compensation, stock options, and other benefits and arrangements, which is why it is valuable to have the guidance and knowledge of an employment lawyer in your corner to resolve any issues. Our firm is here to provide the assistance you need as an executive-employee or employer in creating and finalizing such agreements.
Executive Compensation Issues
Our firm can provide the assistance you need in designing, drafting, negotiating, and implementing executive compensation plans and arrangements as well as in resolving disputes between parties over these arrangements. Executive compensation plans are often designed to motivate and keep valuable and important employees and may be based on performance. They are commonly affected by tax laws, securities laws, employment and corporate laws, and may become subject to dispute or litigation.
We represent employers in all of the above actions related to executive compensation. As a prospective employee, if you need help negotiating a fair executive compensation plan, we can also represent you in such negotiations to obtain a mutually-acceptable and equitable deal or in any dispute resolution.
In the matter of laws pertaining to executive compensation, the Equal Pay Act requires that female executives who perform substantially the same work as their male counterparts receive similar compensation.
This pertains to all forms of compensation that may be part of a plan for executives, such as:
- Rate of salary
- Stock options
- Bonus plans
- Reimbursement for travel expenses
- Holiday and vacation pay
- Health insurance
- Retirement plans
- Any other compensation plan arrangements or benefits
When this law is violated, executive-employees have the option of filing a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or filing a lawsuit with the court.
Furthermore, how executives may be compensated is also governed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Employers must remain within SEC guidelines so it is vital that both employees and employers understand the nature of these guidelines and how they may apply to their situation. Without remaining in compliance, employers can become vulnerable to legal action.
Laws and regulations regarding executive compensation commonly apply to such top management roles as CEOs, Chief Financial Officers, Chief Operating Officers, Chief Security Officers, and other executives who commonly make the most important business and corporate decisions in regard to the company.
At T. A. Blackburn Law, PLLC, we take pride in providing thoughtful, diligent, and knowledgeable legal assistance to clients facing challenges in regard to executive compensation matters. We urge you to reach out to our firm to arrange to discuss your needs with our competent attorney. Let us provide the legal analysis, skills, and insight you need to ensure a successful resolution to your case.
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