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8311. Effect of a Suspension, Revocation, Cancellation, Bar or Other Disqualification

(a) If a person is subject to a suspension, revocation, cancellation of registration, bar from association with a member (each a "sanction") or other disqualification, a member shall not allow such person to be associated with it in any capacity that is inconsistent with the sanction imposed or disqualified status, including a clerical or ministerial capacity. A member also shall not pay or credit to any person subject to a sanction or disqualification, during the period of the sanction or disqualification or any period thereafter, any salary, commission, profit, or any other remuneration that the person might accrue during the period of the sanction or disqualification. However, a member may make payments or credits to a person subject to a sanction that are consistent with the scope of activities permitted under the sanction where the sanction solely limits an associated person from conducting specified activities (such as a suspension from acting in a principal capacity) or a disqualified person has been approved (or is otherwise permitted pursuant to FINRA rules and the federal securities laws) to associate with a member.
(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this Rule, a member may pay to a person that is subject to a sanction or disqualification described in paragraph (a) of this Rule, any remuneration pursuant to an insurance or medical plan, indemnity agreement relating to legal fees, or as required by an arbitration award or court judgment.

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.01 Remuneration Accrued Prior to Effective Date of Sanction or Disqualification. Notwithstanding this Rule, a member may pay or credit to a person that is subject of a sanction or disqualification salary, commission, profit or any other remuneration that the member can evidence accrued to the person prior to the effective date of such sanction or disqualification; provided, however, the member may not pay any salary, commission, profit or any other remuneration that accrued to the person that relates to or results from the activity giving rise to the sanction or disqualification, and any such payment or credit must comply with applicable federal securities laws.

Amended by SR-FINRA-2014-037 eff. Aug. 24, 2015.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2008-021 eff. Dec. 15, 2008.
Amended by SR-NASD-97-81 eff. Jan. 16, 1998.
Adopted by SR-NASD-97-28 eff. Aug. 7, 1997.

Selected Notices: 08-57, 15-07.

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