Profit sharing, when used as a special term, refers to various incentive plans introduced by businesses that provide direct or indirect payments to employees that depend on company's profitability in addition to employees' regular salary and bonuses. In economics, an incentive in anything that provides a motive for a particular course of action — that counts as a reason for preferring one choice to the alternatives. ... Wall Street, Manhattan is the location of the New York Stock Exchange and is often used as a symbol for the world of business. ... Employment is a contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. ... A salary is a form of periodic payment from an employer to an employee, which is specified in an employment contract. ...
In publicly traded companies these plans typically amount to allocation of shares to employees. A public company is a company owned by the public. ... See stock (disambiguation) for other meanings of the term stock A stock, also referred to as a share, is commonly a share of ownership in a corporation. ...
In the United States, a profit sharing plan can be set up where all or some of the employee's profit sharing amount can be contributed to a retirement plan. These are often used in conjunction with 401(k) plans. A retirement plan is an arrangement to provide people with an income, or pension, during retirement, when they are no longer earning a steady income from employment. ... The 401(k) plan is a type of employer-sponsored retirement plan named after a section of the United States Internal Revenue Code. ...
A retirement plan is an arrangement to provide people with an income, possibly a pension, during retirement, when they are no longer earning a steady income from employment, or an asset from which a person may draw an income from as needed. ...
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In addition to this, all the profits arising from future efficiencies anticipated by the Director General of Water Services (the Director) at a review are passed entirely to customers through the operation of the price cap (whether such efficiencies are achieved or not).
In summary, the benefits of profitsharing are more apparent than real, and would serve more to correct a public perception of water companies as making excess profits at the public expense than in increasing the public good by reducing prices to customers.
A profit threshold is determined for the company and, if actual profit is greater than the threshold, then a proportion of the additional profit is returned to customers.
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