Executive Compensation Restrictions

Report on Executive Compensation Restrictions and the CARES Act from Fulcrum Partners

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PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL — (April 14, 2020) Fulcrum Partners, a leading executive benefits advisory, has just released a new report on some potential consequences of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on executive compensation. As the report noted, the CARES Act, drafted with urgency to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, lacks definitions and specificity in a number of important areas that pertain to executive compensation issues.

Steve Broadbent,  a Fulcrum Partners Managing Director & Partner based in Atlanta, GA, explained, “The challenge for corporations to retain top talent is always an issue. But the pandemic crisis emphasizes the significant need for a company to have a stable executive team that can quickly respond to a rapidly changing business environment.”

Broadbent added, “We are a month or more into the COVID-19 pandemic. Responsive leadership is not only evaluating, ‘What are we going to do now,’ they are strategically planning ‘What are we going to do next?’”

Bruce Brownell, a Fulcrum Partners Managing Director & Partner based in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, said, “A well-designed nonqualified deferred compensation plan historically has provided solutions for many types of talent retention issues. Now is certainly the time companies and compensation committees should be reviewing their options to help retain the key executives their organization needs to lead it through and beyond these next critical months and years.”

The Fulcrum Partners Executive Benefits Advisory Report, “Executive Compensation Restrictions and the CARES Act” is available for download or viewing as a PDF. Additional insights on some impacts of the CARES Act on benefits, furloughs and other issues related to executive compensation can be found at Deferred Compensation News on the Fulcrum Partners executive benefits website.

This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide, and should not be relied on for, accounting, legal or tax advice. Any tax advice contained herein is of a general nature. You should seek specific advice from your tax professional before pursuing any idea contemplated herein.

About Fulcrum Partners:

Fulcrum Partners (fulcrumpartnersllc.com) With a team of experienced industry professionals who serve with diverse skill sets, targeted experience and in-depth expertise in executive compensation and benefits consulting, the financial professionals at Fulcrum Partners focus on an integrated approach to the design, financing and plan administration of executive benefits programs. Fulcrum Partners LLC was established as a wholly independent, member-owned firm dedicated to helping organizations enhance their Total Rewards Strategy. Founded in 2007, today the company has offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Charleston, South Carolina; Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio; Delray Beach, Orlando and Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida; Honolulu, Hawaii; Los Angeles and Newport Beach, California; Portland, Oregon; Salt Lake City, Utah and Washington D.C. Learn more about the Fulcrum Partners Team at fulcrumpartnersllc.com/fulcrum-partners-team/.

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