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Dangerous Waters: When Median Benchmarks are Not a Safe Harbor - Part 3

September 27, 2018 Stephanie Tafoya
As discussed in parts one and two, both of which are hyperlinked below, median benchmarks are not an automatic safe harbor for  establishing compensation that is consistent with FMV.  It is important to understand the underlying survey data in order to keep a compensation arrangement from walking the plank.  In Part Three, learn about common [...]
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Dangerous Waters: When Median Benchmarks are Not a Safe Harbor - Part Two

June 19, 2018 Stephanie Tafoya

Author: Stephanie Tafoya

As discussed in a prior article, HAI examined the pitfalls of blindly relying on median benchmarks from compensation surveys.  It is worth reiterating that numerous whistleblower complaints resulting in newsworthy settlements[1] illustrate that median benchmarks are not an automatic safe harbor for compensation that is [...]

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Dangerous Waters: When Median Benchmarks are Not a Safe Harbor - Part One

June 12, 2018 Stephanie Tafoya

Author: Stephanie Tafoya

Some market participants think that selecting an appropriate compensation value that is consistent with fair market value (“FMV”) is as simple as selecting a median benchmark reported by a compensation survey.  Unfortunately, as proven through numerous whistleblower complaints resulting in newsworthy settlements,[1] [...]

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