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Understanding Employee Benefits And Executive Compensation

Maintaining a solid work force in a highly mobile and global economy often requires balancing cost-efficiency and offering an attractive employee benefits and executive compensation program. However, crafting an effective strategy requires more than crunching numbers. State and federal regulations, employment contract drafting, trade secret and nonsolicitation protections and other concerns that arise during negotiation work together to complicate the risks involved in benefits and compensation plans.

Resources And Power

Walker Morton has substantial experience helping companies of all sizes throughout the United States maintain their competitive edge. Our employee benefits and executive compensation practice combines the resources of lawyers from our business and employment teams to provide full-service representation across the spectrum of issues that individuals and businesses face, such as:

  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating executive employment contracts, as well as confidentiality and noncompete agreements
  • Addressing compensation package issues, including deferred compensation, equity programs and performance-based incentive clauses
  • Ensuring compensation plans comply with securities laws and other regulatory issues
  • Creating strategic employee benefits programs that adhere to the wide array of complex regulations under ERISA, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
  • Advice and guidance for benefit plan providers to ensure compliance with ERISA rules
  • Representation in employee benefit program audits conducted by the IRS or Department of Labor
  • Compensation and benefits issues related to Immigration matters
  • Aggressive representation in resolving benefit plan issues or executive employment contract disputes

Our comprehensive business and employment law firm is poised to help your company achieve success.

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