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February 28, 2017 Volkswagen caps executive pay after emissions scandalSource: USA Today
Volkswagen Group slashed the maximum compensation for its top executives after an emissions scandal undermined confidence in the German automaker's leadership, even as the company returned to profitability in 2016 following a...
Executive compensation has always been a difficult topic and as executive wages have grown rapidly since the financial crisis, while the wages of the average worker have stagnated, the debate around executive compensation has...
February 21, 2017 Five Ways to End CEO Pay SubsidiesSource: Truth Out
The more corporations pay their executives, the less they pay in federal taxes, thanks to a tax code loophole that lets corporations deduct unlimited amounts of executive compensation from their taxable income -- as long as they...
Source: Fast Company
A billion dollars of diversity initiatives have barely moved the needle. Could tying goals to executive pay make a difference?
February 10, 2017 Compensation Issues, Financial Reporting, Director and Officer Questionnaires: Preparing for 2017 Proxy SeasonSource: The National Law Review
With 2017 proxy season kicking off, we would like to remind clients and friends of some developments that could impact public company annual reporting for 2017
February 8, 2017 Say on Pay Frequency Revisited for 2017Source: National Law Review
In January 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission adopted final rules implementing provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act relating to shareholder approval of executive compensation.
February 7, 2017 Pay Ratio Rule That CEOs Hate Is Getting a Fresh Look at the SECSource: Bloomberg
A Dodd-Frank Act requirement that companies disclose how top executives’ compensation compares with pay for rank-and-file employees will get fresh scrutiny at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after the agency’s acting...
February 3, 2017 CEOs Earn Less at More-Prestigious FirmsSource: Harvard Business Review
Research has found that superstar CEOs, those who win awards like “CEO of the year,” can earn an average of about $7.8 million more in annual pay. But what about superstar firms? Can prestigious companies get away with paying...
February 2, 2017 Trump’s Proposed Changes to Tax, Dodd-Frank, DOL Could Impact Executive CompensationSource: Lexology
If enacted, these proposals could have a significant impact on the way businesses handle executive compensation, permitting companies greater flexibility in structuring compensation arrangements. His staff also hinted at a...
January 27, 2017 Papa John's CEO says executive salaries are 'immoral' and give corporate America a bad nameSource: BusinessInsider
As a CEO worth $710 million, Papa John's founder John Schnatter isn't someone you'd expect to hear speaking out against overpaid executives
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