Retaining Key Employees During Business Transitions and Navigating Audit Risk

New developments in deferred compensation present new retention strategies – and new compliance burdens for existing plans. When properly structured, deferred compensation programs can be very effective to retain key employees during a critical business transition.

Marcum LLP and Wells Fargo invite you to an informative discussion of effective retention strategies, including the latest thinking on:

  • New deferred compensation techniques
  • Effective use of employment agreements
  • Retention bonuses
  • Stock-based compensation
  • Non-compete and non-solicitation agreements (what works, what doesn’t)

We’ll also discuss the increased IRS scrutiny of deferred compensation arrangements, and the most common ways a plan can get off track.

If you have an existing deferred compensation arrangement, this check-up will help you keep your plan in compliance and avoid the severe tax penalties that apply if an employer faults on the rules.

Today, it is more important than ever to build a strong management team by effectively rewarding and retaining talent.