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September 11, 2013 Global executive pay up 5.5% in a year

Source: HR Magazine

The average pay package of a top executive in a company with more than 100,000 employees is 1.35 million euros (about £1.1 million) a year. The global study of more than 1,700 executives found Germany has the highest average...

September 9, 2013 SEC considers rule comparing CEO pay with workers

Source: 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-Brainer

Source: 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 Difficult

Source: 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 says

Source: 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...

August 27, 2013 How Wide Is Your Wage Gap? New Rule Would Reveal CEO Pay vs. Employee Pay

Source: Forbes

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 Pay

Source: Think

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 Backlash

Source: 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 sustainability

Source: 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 Workers

Source: 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...

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