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Performance Reviews

Sure, performance reviews are a time to get feedback on your work throughout the year but sometimes we forget that it’s also a time to share your own goals (and even suggestions!) for the future with your boss. This is your time to shine!

Every performance review is an opportunity to forge ahead in your career. A review with a section for self-evaluation and employee-directed goals gives you the opportunity to design your future. If you’re only getting a review annually, this could be your best chance to push for career advancement all year!

Below are some helpful LinkedIn Learning courses as well as some helpful tips and guidelines:

Performance Review Foundations

Give yourself an honest performance review

A Smart Guide to Self Evaluating

A Guide to Objective Setting 2018

Key Tips for Effective Employee Performance Reviews




Notice for Engaging Contract/Temp/Freelancers

Iconix NY Team:

Before any temporary/freelancer/contractor, etc. can be engaged, please submit the Temp Help Freelance Request Form to Irene Scanlon for approval.   Please submit at least 1 week prior to the anticipated start date.  Human Resources, Finance and Legal will evaluate the need and cost.   If acceptable, the Request will be approved and returned to the requestor.  This new process is as a result of an audit by the NY Department of Labor. 

For arrangements with an LLC, a Consulting Contract must be drawn.  Below is the consulting agreement template that must be filled in by a business/marketing/creative manager. This must be completed and include the name of the brand the consultant is assigned to and sent to Legal for final review.  Once reviewed by Legal, the following agreement can be sent to the consultant for their signature.

After the manager has received the consultant’s signed agreement, please return back to HR for final approval.

If the case involves an individual, who is not an LLC, they will be placed on our Insperity payroll system and timesheets may be required.    

Payment will not be made to anyone who begins work prior to approval. 

Independent Contractor/Freelance/Temp Form

Consulting Agreement Template


If you have any questions, please advise HR on the following.

Human Resources



Company Culture isn’t what you do, it’s how you do it


I have an issue with “company culture” discussions.

The popular definition of “company culture” is how many ping-pong tables you have, how many beer garden outings you take as a team, how comfortable the chairs are in the entryway, whether you get 10 days of paid vacation time or 15 days of paid vacation time, how good your 401k plan is, how many weird fun facts you know about your employees, etc. etc. etc.

A perfect example of this is the tech start-up world

“Company culture,” as it is formally defined, is immediately followed up with descriptions of the office, how much time you get off for lunch, the fact that you can write on the walls in Crayola marker because it’s “more creative.” And to a lot of people, these environments seem like dreams.

They are the David of the working world, slinging rocks at corporate Goliath.

But I’ll say for me, the above has nothing to do with how I define company culture.

For me, company culture comes down to one thing and one thing only:

How you treat what it is you’re doing for eight plus hours a day, five (sometimes six or seven) days a week.

If I don’t feel good about how the work gets done, if I’m not enjoying the process with my team, then no amount of rock climbing expeditions or expensed dinners or Friday margaritas are going to change that.

Sure, they might give me a fleeting sense of “fun,” but that does very little to impact the way the work (the thing we spend far more time doing) gets done.

Company culture has to do with the people, not the things you have your people doing — or the amenities you provide your people to leisure themselves.

Having said that, let me tell you my definition of company culture:

  • Culture is how people handle a disagreement.
  • Culture is how teams communicate, the language they use, the way they share their ideas and feedback.
  • Culture is whether or not people talk badly about others behind their backs.
  • Culture is the meticulousness that goes into even the most mind numbing of tasks.
  • Culture is whether your title defines your role, or your role defines your title.
  • Culture is everyone’s willingness to listen.
  • Culture is showing up on time, prepared, with a positive attitude.
  • Culture is the way you approach your work, day in and day out, with an insatiable hunger to learn and grow and build.

That’s company culture, and that’s what’s actually fun.

Getting stuff done, is fun.

Getting it done really well, is fun.

Getting it done with people you enjoy being around, is fun.

And feeling really good about your work, is fun.

Everything else is secondary.

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WageWorks Commuter Benefits Increase 2019

Iconix NY Team:

In 2019, the IRS-mandated limit for pre-tax contributions to commuter benefits accounts are:

  • $265 per month for transit expenses.
  • $265  per month for parking expenses.

Keep in mind, the pre-tax contribution limit applies to the combined total of both employer and employee contributions. Contributions over $265/ month for transit or $265/ month for parking are loaded onto the card as post-tax contributions.

  • Post-tax deductions for contributions over the limits are listed on paychecks.
  • Both post- and pre-tax funds can be used for a single transaction.





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New York, NY (November 13, 2018)— Danskin, the heritage dance and lifestyle brand owned by Iconix Brand Group, reveals its first capsule designed by Jenna Dewan, Danskin brand ambassador, actress (Netflix “Mixtape” & Fox’s “The Resident”) and dancer. Inspired by Jenna’s style and active lifestyle, the Jenna Dewan x Danskin capsule is available starting November 15. Launching exclusively at select SIX:02 stores, and, the collection is built to move with women in everything they do.


“My capsule for Danskin is so meaningful to me because I grew up wearing the brand. I have so many special memories associated with Danskin and it is incredibly near and dear to my heart,” says Jenna Dewan, Danskin brand ambassador and designer of the Jenna Dewan x Danskin capsule. “I designed this collection with active women of all ages in mind and wanted the pieces to look as good as they feel and to be able to move with the body all day long.”


Jenna Dewan x Danskin is Jenna’s first foray into design, and is rooted in movement, fashion and pieces that support the modern woman’s lifestyle, day to night. Dewan was involved from conception to design, developing on-trend color palettes, fabrics and silhouettes with the Danskin team that fit the body in a figure-flattering way to make every woman confident inside and out.


Jenna Dewan x Danskin introduces the brand to a new generation with curated and elevated styles and silhouettes across multiple categories that include activewear, dancewear and intimates. Key pieces include coordinating leggings and sports bras, a jogger and hoodie combo, and a new take on the traditional leotard based on Jenna’s love of fitness, dance and transitional fashion.


The capsule is positioned at an elevated yet accessible price point as compared to the core Danskin line, with pieces ranging from $28-100. Key fabrics are cotton/polyester jersey, polyester spandex with power mesh and soft fleece. The color palette is comprised of nudes, maroons, a rose gold pink, and strong neutrals—a purposeful move by Jenna to ensure the capsule is chic and wearable for all women. The new campaign for Jenna’s first collection for Danskin was shot by David Roemer and styled by Brad Goreski in a downtown Los Angeles studio.


Jenna has worked with Danskin to introduce the brand to a new generation, starring in campaigns, sharing content across her social channels, which includes more than five million followers on Instagram, and working with the brand on custom content.


To learn more about Jenna Dewan x Danskin, visit and follow the brand on its social media via handles @danskinapparel on Instagram and @Danskin on Facebook and Twitter.



Danskin, owned by Iconix Brand Group, was founded in 1882 in New York City by brothers Joel and Benson Goodman to manufacture goods specifically for dancers’ needs and has since become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of dance and activewear for girls and women. The brand introduced the first knit tights and leotards and pioneered the production of such dance standards as fishnet stockings. Throughout the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, Danskin dominated the market for dancewear in the United States and expanded their influence by introducing Danskin for gymnasts and figure skaters. In the 1950’s, Danskin created the first nylon body wear for the general population. Danskin is now one of the most trusted brands for women’s fitness apparel from running to yoga and dance. For updates and more information on Danskin, please visit us at



SIX:02 is a unique concept for women who want to work out, go out and hang out – and look good while doing it. Our vision is focused on relentlessly curating style that makes a statement – from the gym to the street and everywhere in between. We are celebrating the movement of modern fashion that allows women to be who they are, dress comfortably and confidently no matter where their day takes them. We sell a mix of clothing, shoes and accessories and feature a one-of-kind collection of the most exciting brands of today.

SIX:02 is digitally led, with a growing ecommerce business and 31 doors in the best cities in the U.S.


New York, New York – January 22, 2019 – Iconix Brand Group, Inc. and G-III Sports are extending their longstanding licensing agreement for STARTER, the iconic premium athletic brand.  The deal includes both STARTER Black Label and all co-branded STARTER collections and extends the current agreement for a five-year contract with an additional five-year renewal, effective January 1, 2019. Iconix and G-III have collaborated on Starter since 2012.


Under the new agreement, Iconix and G-III will work together on the design, development and marketing of both STARTER Black Label and all co-branded STARTER product lines for major professional and college sports leagues including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB and NCAA. Additionally, STARTER will be returning to the football field through a new partnership with The Alliance of American Football (AAF), a professional football league debuting February 9, 2019. STARTER will be the official on-field apparel and game day uniform supplier for all eight Alliance teams in the newly formed league.



In addition to co-branded sports apparel, the G-III and Iconix partnership also extends to STARTER Black Label, a premium lifestyle brand extension, focusing on a fashion-forward collection of logo branded apparel and accessories. STARTER Black Label regularly releases collaborations with high-end streetwear designers, global fashion labels and various creative partners.


STARTER’s co-branded collections and the STARTER Black Label line are available at a wide range of retail partners including SIX:02, Fanatics, Pac Sun, Urban Outfitters, top specialty stores and Macy’s, among others.


“I first started working with STARTER in 1985 as a brand ambassador, while playing for the New York Giants,” said Carl Banks, President of G-III Sports and two-time Super Bowl champion.  “The STARTER brand has always represented the convergence of sports, culture and fashion, which paved the way for many brands. G-III Sports looks forward to extending our ongoing partnership with Iconix Brand Group to continue introducing the STARTER brand to a new generation of fans.”


“G-III Sports is the perfect partner to help Iconix further grow and maximize the STARTER brand,” said Robert Galvin, chief executive officer, president and a member of the board of directors at Iconix Brand Group, Inc. “STARTER has been part of the sports and fashion landscape for almost five decades and extending our relationship with G-III Sports will allow us to capitalize on the growing consumer demand for retro brands.”


Established in 1971, STARTER is one of the most iconic global sports brands in history.  The brand pioneered the fusion of sports clothing with popular culture, including logo apparel, and continues to produce apparel that honors its heritage and emphasizes quality and style.



STARTER, a premium athletic brand established in 1971 and owned by Iconix Brand Group, pioneered the fusion of sports clothing with popular culture by forging partnerships with the major professional basketball, football, baseball and hockey leagues. STARTER launched STARTER Black Label in 2012 as a premium lifestyle brand extension focusing on a fashion-forward collection of logo branded apparel and accessories. Shortly after, STARTER re-launched the legendary STARTER jacket, quickly becoming a wardrobe staple for sports fans, athletes and entertainers to express their team pride and street style. In addition to Pro and NCAA outerwear, Starter expanded its NCAA collection to include apparel and headwear categories for more than 120 top NCAA programs. Starter continues to produce the iconic satin jacket, in addition to expanded apparel offerings, including an exclusive line available on  For more information, please visit


About G-III Apparel Group, Ltd.

G-III designs, sources and markets apparel and accessories under owned, licensed and private label brands. G-III’s owned brands include DKNY, Donna Karan, Vilebrequin, G. H. Bass, Andrew Marc, Marc New York, Eliza J and Jessica Howard. G-III has fashion licenses under the Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Karl Lagerfeld Paris, Kenneth Cole, Cole Haan, Guess?, Vince Camuto, Levi’s and Dockers brands. Through our team sports business, G-III has licenses with the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, and over 150 U.S. colleges and universities. G-III also operates retail stores under the DKNY, Wilsons Leather, G. H. Bass, Vilebrequin, Karl Lagerfeld Paris and Calvin Klein Performance names.


About Iconix Brand Group, Inc.

Iconix Brand Group, Inc. owns, licenses and markets a growing portfolio of consumer brands including: CANDIE’S ®, BONGO ®, JOE BOXER ®, RAMPAGE ®, MUDD ®, MOSSIMO ®, LONDON FOG ®, OCEAN PACIFIC ®, DANSKIN ®, ROCAWEAR ®, CANNON ®, ROYAL VELVET ®, FIELDCREST ®, CHARISMA ®, STARTER ®, WAVERLY ®, ZOO YORK ®, UMBRO ®, LEE COOPER ®, ECKO UNLTD. ®, MARC ECKO ®and ARTFUL DODGER ®. In addition, Iconix owns interests in the MATERIAL GIRL ®, ED HARDY ®, MODERN AMUSEMENT ®, BUFFALO ®, HYDRAULIC ®, and PONY ® brands. The Company licenses its brands to a network of leading retailers and manufacturers that touch every major segment of retail distribution in both the U.S. and worldwide. Through its in-house business development, merchandising, advertising and public relations departments, Iconix manages its brands to drive greater consumer awareness and equity.



Melissa Pastore
Iconix Brand Group


Sarah Cirkiel Gladstone
G-III Sports