Tag: executive compensation

Sexual Misconduct and the Definition of “Cause”

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on February 15, 2018
Wooden gavel resting on its end on a wooden table in front of an open law book conceptual of a judge or courtroom.

The Balles v. Babcock Power Inc. decision sheds light on whether sexual misconduct constitutes “cause” and provides go-forward guidance to... Read More »

Protecting Executive Compensation: Unvested Equity and the Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing

By Brian J. MacDonough and Nancy S. Shilepsky on September 13, 2017
Closeup of a businessman passing another man a check.

Executive compensation comes in many forms.  Aside from the basics—salary, bonuses, and fringe benefits— deferred and equity compensation often constitute... Read More »

Putting on the Top Hat: Relying on ERISA to Protect Executive Deferred Compensation

By Nancy S. Shilepsky on May 5, 2017
Piggy bank wearing top hat on white background.

Suppose the deferred compensation component of an executive’s change of control or employment agreement, or the company’s executive compensation plan,... Read More »