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May 11, 2017 David O. Friedrichs: Let’s set maximum wage for CEOs

Source: Herald & Review

The Wall Street Journal reported last month that the CEOs of the 100 largest U.S. companies received average pay raises of 6.8 percent, more than offsetting cuts many corporate leaders took in 2015.

May 9, 2017 Study: Globalization Has Boosted Income Inequality

Source: US News

Globalization's rise in recent decades has widened income inequality in the U.S. while padding executives' pockets, according to a study put out by the National Bureau of Economic Research that directly links globalized commerce...

May 2, 2017 Target slashes CEO pay package after bleak year

Source: CNBC

Target's Chief Executive Brian Cornell took a sharp cut in compensation after the company failed to meet financial goals in a year marred by declines in sales and share price

April 24, 2017 Shire, Unilever and Astrazeneca face another shareholder spring as corporate governance consultants slam executive pay ahead of investor votes

Source: City AM

Some of Britain’s biggest companies are set to face a fresh bout of shareholder rebellions over high levels of pay after influential corporate governance consultants advised investors to vote down remuneration reports.

April 20, 2017 Executive Compensation Is Right Where It Should Be

Source: CFO

Executive pay is just about right — for today, which assumes an efficient market. To suggest otherwise would imply that there is a market irregularity, such as a bubble or inefficiency, which causes an imbalance in executive pay.

April 18, 2017 Executive Compensation Arrangements

Source: Oil and Gas Financial Journal

Designing compensation programs that retain and motivate key executive talent, while simultaneously maximizing shareholder value, is a challenge all public companies face. Responsibility for walking this precarious line falls to...

April 13, 2017 Equilar 100: CEO Pay Increases 6%, Reaches $15 million for Largest U.S. Companies

Source: Nasdaq

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.-- After seeing more modest gains than previous years in 2015, CEO pay appears to be trending upwards yet again. Among CEOs in the Equilar 100, total compensation increased a median 6% in fiscal year 2016....

April 10, 2017 Barclays’s Staley Faces Probe, Bonus Cut Over Whistleblower

Source: Bloomberg

Barclays Plc Chief Executive Officer Jes Staley, who has demanded the highest ethical standards from staff, will face a “significant” pay cut and is being probed by regulators for violating policy in trying to unmask a...

April 10, 2017 Department of Labor claims that Google systematically underpays its female employees

Source: The Verge

In January, the US Department of Labor sued Google, claiming that the company was withholding information relevant to an ongoing compliance audit. Now, the agency claims that it has found “systemic compensation disparities...

April 5, 2017 See What Your State Is Doing to Close the Gender Wage Gap

Source: NBC

While federal policy-making aimed at tackling the wage gap could stall under Trump's administration, equal pay advocates are optimistic that state legislatures will take the lead on protecting women in the workplace.

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