August 2017

The Key Employee Six-Month Rule and its Application to Public Company Sponsors of NQDC Plans

Public companies sponsoring non-qualified deferred compensation plans are subject to a special rule that requires payments to certain employees (called "specified employees" in IRC 409A) to be delayed for six-months following a seperation from service. This summary is intended to assist sponsors in developing administrative procedures for compliance with this special rule.

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