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November 21, 2016 Microsoft ties executive bonuses to diversity: Will it help?

Source: CS Monitor

Microsoft announced plans this week to tie executive bonuses to company success at meeting diversity hiring goals, after the number of female hires fell this fall.

November 3, 2016 Learning to Live with Clawbacks: New, Long String on Executive Compensation

Source: National Law Review

Existing rules in Europe require, and proposed rules in the U.S. would require, companies and financial institutions to have in place effective clawback policies. Under such policies, employers have the ability to recover...

November 2, 2016 SEC Says Apple Must Allow Investors to Vote on Executive Pay Probe

Source: Fortune

The Securities and Exchange Commission said that Apple could not exclude a vote on whether the company should hire multiple outside experts to reform its executive compensation practices from its annual proxy.

October 17, 2016 Avoid companies that place executive pay over shareholders, employees


key element in the analysis of any company’s investment potential is the deference it has for its shareholders. Corporations that rank high on your investment list should respect their obligation to place the well-being of...

October 12, 2016 Nobel Winner Says CEO Pay Too Complex, Echoing Investor Gripe

Source: VOA

A 2016 Nobel Prize winner said executive pay plans have grown too complex and cited the overuse of consultants, remarks that pay specialists on Tuesday said echoed the complaints of many investors about ever-more detailed...

October 6, 2016 Big Changes Loom for Executive Compensation: Employers should not defer action on amendments with major implications for deferred payment plans

Source: Metro Corporate Counsel

One of the biggest issues is how to incentivize and compensate executives. Typically, there’s only so much that an employer can do to incentivize a newly hired employee with respect to base salary or bonus arrangements.

September 30, 2016 We need to change more than pay for executives to do better

THE CONVERSATION - One Australian organisation that has made changes to address the above challenges in executives remuneration is fund management agency the Future Fund. There are more radical suggestions such as completely...

September 22, 2016 CEOs are compensated, valued more by conservative (vs liberal) boards


New, first-of-its-kind research from the University of Notre Dame shows that corporate directors' conservative or liberal leanings influence their decisions about CEO pay and the extent to which CEOs should be rewarded and...

September 21, 2016 Mylan CEO set to defend EpiPen prices amid public outcry

Source: US News

The head of pharmaceutical company Mylan is defending the cost for life-saving EpiPens, signaling the company has no plans to lower prices despite a public outcry and questions from skeptical lawmakers

September 15, 2016 The State of Regulation of Executive Compensation—How Did We Get Here?

Source: The Legal Intelligence

The issue of executive compensation, and in particular how much executives are paid, is not a new issue. There have been various attempts throughout the years to regulate the amounts of executive compensation paid to CEOs and...

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