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September 9, 2013 SEC considers rule comparing CEO pay with workersSource: Cnn Money
Last year, Oracle CEO Lawrence Ellison made $96.1 million, Exxon Mobil's R. W. Tillerson made $40.2 million and Wal-Mart's Michael Duke made $20.7 million. Soon, the SEC might require those companies to say how those salaries...
September 5, 2013 CEO Pay Disclosure Rule: a No-BrainerSource: CFO
It was in the Dodd-Frank Act, so we knew it was likely to happen, although since it’s generally thought that not all things contemplated by the law will come into being, I was holding out hope that it wouldn’t. I wanted to feel a...
August 29, 2013 A Simple Solution That Made a Hard Problem More DifficultSource: NY Times
Congressional leaders, in their rage against ever-rising executive compensation and income inequality, have created more murkiness. The irony is that it all came out of such a simple-sounding idea: requiring that the pay of a...
August 28, 2013 High CEO pay doesn’t mean high performance, report saysSource: Kansas City Star
A select group of the nation’s corporate chief executives has been paid far more than their performance warranted, according to a compensation analysis released today. Twenty years after the Institute for Policy Studies began...
Transparency is great unless maybe you’re a multi-million-earning CEO whose employees are making minimum wage. A new proposed SEC rule would require public companies to report how much their employees are earning compared with...
August 23, 2013 Companies Will Soon Publish The Ratio Of CEO Pay To Worker PaySource: Think Progress.org
Companies will soon have to publicly report the ratio of their top executive’s pay to that of their median worker. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is close to finalizing the rules on how companies will calculate...
August 22, 2013 Proving CEOs Overpaid for Luck Helped Stir Pay BacklashSource: Bloomberg
Marianne Bertrand helped unleash a shareholder backlash against CEO pay with research she began while still in graduate school. In a 2001 paper based on her work as a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard University, the 43-year-old labor...
August 16, 2013 The benefits of tying executive compensation to sustainabilitySource: GreenBiz
Aligning incentives – this is why executive compensation is linked to financial performance. Corporate America wants to promote financial performance, so it compensates its executives directly for it. With the increasing risk...
August 15, 2013 How One Employee And One Consulting Firm May Be Singlehandedly Responsible For The Stunning Pay Gap Between CEOs And WorkersSource: Business Insider
McKinsey is the world's largest and most profitable management consulting firm, as well one of the most difficult places to get hired. Over its 87-year existence it's had a massive impact on the U.S. economy according to "The...
August 12, 2013 CEO-pay votes give investors more cloutSource: The Columbus Dispatch
The chance to say “yea” or “nay” to executive pay might not be driving down CEO compensation, but it’s forcing corporate board members to pay much closer attention to their shareholders. Three years since the Dodd-Frank Act...
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