Note 11 - Commitments and Contingencies
|12 Months Ended|
Jan. 03, 2016
|Notes to Financial Statements|
|Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Text Block]||
The Company leases office equipment, software and office space under various non-cancellable operating leases. Minimum future payments under non-cancellable operating lease agreements are as follows:
The Delaware General Corporation Law allows a corporation to eliminate the personal liability of directors to the corporation or to any of its stockholders for monetary damages for a breach of his fiduciary duty as a director, except in the case where the director breached his duty of loyalty, failed to act in good faith, engaged in intentional misconduct or knowingly violated a law, authorized the payment of a dividend or approved a stock repurchase in violation of Delaware corporate law or obtained an improper personal benefit. The Company has entered into indemnification agreements with each director which provide that the Company shall, subject to certain exceptions, indemnify and pay, advance or reimburse the costs of defense of such person who is made party to a proceeding by reason of their indemnified capacities. Each indemnified party agrees to repay any payment, advance or reimbursement of expenses made by the Company to such person if it is determined, following the final disposition of the claim, that the person is not entitled to indemnification by the Company with respect to a claim for which indemnification was obtained.
The nature of the indemnification prevents the Company from making a reasonable estimate of the maximum potential amount it could be required to pay to counterparties. The Company has purchased directors’ and officers’ liability insurance. No amount has been accrued in the consolidated balance sheet as at January 3, 2016 with respect to this indemnity.
Operating lease expense for the periods ended January 3, 2016, December 28, 2014 and December 29, 2013 was $2,358, $2,175 and $2,330, respectively.
Certain of the Company’s facility leases include renewal options and normal escalation clauses. Renewal options are included in the lease term if reasonably assured. Escalation clauses are accounted for on a straight-line basis over the lease term.
Purchase obligations not recorded on the balance sheet as at January 3, 2016 consist of insurance installments of $218 to be paid during 2016. Purchase obligations not recorded on the balance sheet as at December 28, 2014 consist of insurance installments of $231 paid during 2015. As at December 29, 2013, purchase obligations not recorded on the balance sheet consist of insurance installments of $254 that were paid during 2014.
Purchase obligations not recorded on the balance sheet as at January 3, 2016 consist of open non-cancellable purchase orders for raw materials for $13,215 to be paid during calendar year 2016. Purchase obligations not recorded on the balance sheet as at December 28, 2014 consist of open purchase orders for raw materials for $12,043 to be paid during calendar year 2015. Purchase obligations not recorded on the balance sheet as at December 29, 2013 consist of open purchase orders for raw materials for $37,540 to be paid during calendar year 2014.
In the normal course of business, the Company may be subject to litigation and claims from customers, suppliers and former employees. Management believes that adequate provisions have been recorded in the accounts, where required. Although it is not possible to estimate the extent of potential costs, if any, management believes that the ultimate resolution of such contingencies would not have a material adverse effect on the financial position, results of operations and cash flows of the Company.
The entire disclosure for commitments and contingencies.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef