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How are the $1 salaries that CEOs sometimes take considered legal?

I have been reading about various CEOs taking a $1 salary; typically they also take some from of alternate compensation, e.g. stock options. However, very rarely one will take a $1 salary with no ...
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How can I estimate the value of private stock behind employee stock options?

I'm considering an offer with generous options. I have pretty high risk tolerance, so I'm just trying to estimate the expected value of the options. To the extent possible, I want to base this on the ...
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Was offered higher salary “later”, do I push for “sooner”?

At company X, I was offered a job at "The new office", A, which "We will be opening soon". The manager of the "new office" resigned, office A did not materialize. While a replacement for the manager ...
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What options exists if your wife's employer doesn't cover any type of maternity leave?

Recently I discovered that not all employers will cover maternity leave. Many will allow an expectant female to leave for a period of time, but it will be under a leave without pay license. Aside ...
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How to determine contractor hourly rate and employee salary equivalents?

I am aware of the general differences between being an employee and being an independent contractor. However, I am unable to easily compare the two when it comes to after-tax compensation. Company ...
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Put a dollar value on pensions?

A friend of mine who works in another state is advertising help wanted. I'm slowly improving my personal finance techniques, and it seems like this is a good month to look at total compensation and ...
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Benefits of Purchasing Company Stock at a Discount

The public company I work for offers a stock purchase plan at a 15% discount. There is an annual limit to how much each employee can purchase at the discounted rate. To keep things simple assume: ...
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Is working on a W2 basis, with benefits paid to me, a good idea?

My prospective employer (a consultancy service) gave me 3 options: signing on as 1099, W2 w/ benefits or W2 all inclusive. The "all inclusive" option means that my benefits are paid in my paycheck ...
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Which is more beneficial, tax-wise, vacation/holiday time-off, or a higher salary?

As part of recent contract negotiations between a contractor and a hiring corporation in Canada, I've seen an offer to replace expected vacation and holiday payments with an increased hourly rate. ...
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I run my own nonprofit corporation. Should I pay myself as a contractor or an employee?

I started a run my own nonprofit corporation. We have a board of directors and my title is executive director, founder, and am on the board. We have been completely volunteer staffed including ...
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Cashing in unused holiday days when leaving a job: how not to get ripped off? [UK]

If you leave your job, and have several days holiday left, how can you be sure to get them? For example, you have a 1 months notice period, and you have 15 days holiday left, you probably can't use ...
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When changing jobs, how can you protect yourself?

Say you have a job, its pretty stable but you want to move on up, so you apply for another one. You do well at the interview, and are offered the job, so you hand your notice in. In the last week of ...
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When negotiating a compensation package with a prospective new employer, how can I determine what element is worth more?

i.e. is there a way to "normalize" value and future-value of compensation components such as: annual bonus, commission, pension contribution, health benefits, vacation days, company car, etc. so that ...