|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2021
NOTE 5 – EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION
The Company’s co-founders and original two executives received compensation pursuant to employment agreements effective commencing January 2018 (the “Original Agreements”). The Original Agreements stipulated that the executives would receive a base salary of $277,000 per annum, of which a portion was payable with the issuance of Class A Membership Interests of the Company at the most recent offering price when the service was rendered. The Company also employs a third executive on a part-time basis for $7,500 per month, of which a portion was payable with the issuance of Class A Membership Interests during 2018. The Company did not issue any Class A Membership Interests to executives in 2019.
In 2019, the three executives executed waiver letters, deferring any unpaid compensation per their Original Agreements until the later to occur of (1) the date upon which the Company has raised $2.5 million from equity/debt offerings and/or grants equal to $2.5 million, and (2) January 15, 2020. Accrued deferred compensation per their Original Agreements was recorded in the amount of $0 and $104,000 as of June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively.
In January 2020, the Company issued 312,680 Class A Membership Interests at $2.50 per unit to its three executives to settle unpaid year-end compensation for 2019 and a year-end bonus award, which was approved by the board of directors. The year-end bonus component was equal to 244,860 Class A Membership Interests.
In January 2021, the Company issued 57,430 Class A Membership Interests to two of its executives to settle unpaid year-end bonus award and deferred compensation, which was approved by the board of directors. The year-end bonus component was equal to 38,353 Class A Membership Interests, which was included as accrued compensation. In January 2021, the Company also amended the employment agreements for the three executives.
The Company’s board of directors also approved certain grants to members of management as a component of year-end compensation, authorizing the issuance of 1,540,000 Class B Membership Interests to its three executives, as well as 75,000 Class B Membership Interests which were granted to non-employee management team members. The Class B Membership Interests are profits interests with a defined exercise price of $3.25 per interest, the Company’s most recent financing offering price. In March 2021, the Company along with its three executives and non-employee management team agreed voluntarily to cancel the aforementioned equity grants. The Company granted options to purchase 770,000 shares of the Company’s common stock in June 2021 to the three-member management team in replacement of the cancelled year-end grants described above.
The Company is currently managed by three executives, in each case pursuant to new employment agreements effective June 29, 2021.
The entire disclosure for compensation costs, including compensated absences accruals, compensated absences liability, deferred compensation arrangements and income statement compensation items. Deferred compensation arrangements may include a description of an arrangement with an individual employee, which is generally an employment contract between the entity and a selected officer or key employee containing a promise by the employer to pay certain amounts at designated future dates, usually including a period after retirement, upon compliance with stipulated requirements. This type of arrangement is distinguished from broader based employee benefit plans as it is usually tailored to the employee. Disclosure also typically includes the amount of related compensation expense recognized during the reporting period, the number of shares (units) issued during the period under such arrangements, and the carrying amount as of the balance sheet date of the related liability.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef