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The Compensation Committee Handbook. 3rd Edition
John Wiley and Sons Ltd, January 2008, Pages: 540
NEW AND UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE LAWS AND REGULATIONS AFFECTING
Now in a thoroughly updated Third Edition, Compensation Committee Handbook provides a comprehensive review of the complex issues facing compensation committees in the wake of Sarbanes-Oxley. This new and updated edition addresses a full range of functional issues facing compensation committees, including organizing, planning, and best practices tips.
As the responsibilities of the compensation committee continue to increase, the need for practical and comprehensive material has become even more imperative. Complete with compliance advice on the latest rules and regulations that have developed since the publication of the last edition, Compensation Committee Handbook, Third Edition provides the most up-to-date and reliable information on:
The latest regulations impacting executive compensation, including new regulations issued by the SEC, recently revised GAAP accounting rules, and the just-finalized IRS regulations impacting the taxation of stock options
The roles and responsibilities of the compensation committee, including best practice tips and techniques
Selecting and training compensation committee members
How to make compensation committees a performance driver for a company
Practical applications, including incentive compensation and equity-based compensation
Compensation Committee Handbook, Third Edition will help all compensation committee members and interested professionals succeed in melding highly complex technical information and concepts with both corporate governance principles and sound business judgment.
About the Authors.
Part One. The Modern Compensation Committee.
Chapter 1. The Compensation Committee.
Chapter 2. Selecting and Training Compensation Committee Members.
Chapter 3. CEO Succession and Evaluation.
Chapter 4. Director Compensation.
Part Two. Legal And Regulatory Framework.
Chapter 5. Corporate Governance.
Chapter 6. Disclosure of Executive and Director Compensation.
Chapter 7. Other Securities Issues.
Chapter 8. Tax Rules and Issues.
Chapter 9. Accounting Rules and Issues.
Chapter 10. ERISA and Labor Law, Rules and Issues.
Part Three. Practical Applications.
Chapter 11. Executive Employment, Severance, and Change-in-Control Arrangements.
Chapter 12. Incentive Compensation.
Chapter 13. Equity-Based Compensation.
Chapter 14. Executive Pension-Benefit, Welfare-Benefit, and Perquisite Programs.
Chapter 15. Special Issues.
Epilogue. Looking Ahead.
Appendix A. Selected SEC Rules, Regulations, Schedules, and Forms.
Appendix B. List of Organizations and Periodicals.
Appendix C. List of Director’s Colleges and Other Training Opportunities.
Appendix D. Annotated Form of Compensation Committee Charter.
Appendix E. Sample Compensation, Discussion, & Analysis (CD&As).
James F. Reda is President of James F. Reda and Associates. Mr. Reda has over fifteen years of executive compensation consulting experience and has written and presented extensively on the subject.
Stewart Reifler is a partner at the New York office of Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz and head of their executive compensation practice. Mr. Reifler negotiates and structures executive employment, executive severance and retirement, and executive compensation arrangements on behalf of both executives and companies.
Laura G. Thatcher is head of Alston & Bird's executive compensation practice. Ms. Thatcher serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Deferred Compensation and chairs the compensation committee of two companies.