• Filing Date: 2014-08-14
  • Form Type: 10-Q
  • Description: Quarterly report
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10. EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2014
Employment Contracts  
10. EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS

NOTE 10: EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS

 

On March 1, 2005, the Company entered into employment contracts with two of its officers, namely, Dean L. Julia and Michael D. Trepeta. The employment agreements provide for minimum annual salaries plus bonuses equal to 5% of pre-tax earnings (as defined) and other perquisites commonly found in such agreements. In addition, pursuant to the employment contracts, the Company granted the officers options to purchase up to an aggregate of 400,000 shares of common stock.

 

On August 22, 2007, the Company approved a three year extension of the employment contracts with two of its officers expiring on February 28, 2011. The employment agreements provided for minimum annual salaries with scheduled increases per annum to occur on every anniversary date of the contract and extension commencing on March 1, 2008. A signing bonus of options to purchase 150,000 shares granted to each executive were fully vested at the date of the grant and exercisable at $1.20 per share through August 22, 2017. Ten year options to purchase 50,000 shares of common stock are to be granted at fair market value on each anniversary date of the contract and extension commencing March 1, 2008. Termination pay of one year base salary based upon the scheduled annual salary of each executive officer for the next contract year, plus the amount of bonuses paid (or entitle to be paid) to the executive for the current fiscal year of the preceding fiscal year, whichever is higher.

 

On April 7, 2010, the Board of Directors approved a five-year extension of the employment contract of Dean L. Julia and Michael D. Trepeta to expire on March 1, 2015.  The Board approved the continuation of each officer’s current salary and scheduled salary increases on March 1st of each year. The Board also approved a signing bonus of stock options to purchase 200,000 shares granted to each officer which is fully vested at the date of grant and exercisable at $.50 per share through April 7, 2020; ten-year stock options to purchase 100,000 shares of Common Stock to be granted to each officer at fair market value on each anniversary date of the contract and extension thereof commencing March 1, 2011; and termination pay of one year base salary based upon the scheduled annual salary of each executive officer for the next contract year plus the amount of bonuses paid or entitled to be paid to the executive for the current fiscal year or the preceding fiscal year, whichever is higher.  In the event of termination, the executives will continue to receive all benefits included in the employment agreement through the scheduled expiration date of said employment agreement prior to the acceleration of the termination date thereof.

 

In July 2012, the Company approved and in January 2013 the Company implemented amending the employment agreements of Messrs. Julia and M. Trepeta to expire on February 28, 2017, subject to an automatic one year renewal on March 1, 2013 and on each March 1st thereafter, unless the Employment Agreement is terminated in accordance with its terms on or before December 30th of the prior calendar year. In the event of termination without cause, the executives will continue to receive all salary and benefits included in the employment agreement through the scheduled expiration date of said employment agreement prior to the acceleration of the termination date thereof, plus one year termination pay.

 

On May 28, 2013, the Company approved amending the employment agreements of Messrs. Julia and Trepeta to provide that each officer may choose an annual bonus equal to 5% of pre-tax earnings for the most recently completed year before deduction of annual bonuses paid to officers or, in the event majority control of the Company is acquired by a person or a group of persons during the prior fiscal year, the officer may choose to receive the aforementioned bonus or 1% of the control consideration paid by acquirer(s) to acquire majority control of the Company.