• Blog post

    SEC rule targets hedging of equity compensation


    New SEC rules will require companies to file an annual meeting proxy statement that discloses whether employees and directors are allowed to hedge any decrease in the market value of equity securities granted as compensation.

  • Article

    New guidance (somewhat) relaxes federal contractors’ compensation audits


    The Labor Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has released a new directive outlining the agency’s procedures for reviewing contractor compensation practices that promises “greater transparency, consistency, and efficiency in compliance evaluations.”

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    Pay for outside corporate directors barely increased in 2017


    Total pay for outside directors at the nation’s largest corporations increased by a mere 3 percent in 2017, driven by increases in cash and stock compensation, according to a new analysis by Willis Towers Watson.

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    Labor Dept. resurrects overtime rule, appeals judicial defeat


    The Department of Labor will appeal a court ruling that invalidated a controversial rule on overtime pay as it moves forward with a revised set of requirements.

  • Article

    CEO pay went down in 2016, but why?


    Average CEO pay in the FTSE 100 went down 17 percent last year, but was it because of poor performance or the rising tide of public demands for lower executive compensation overall?

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    Senate Democrats announce $15 minimum wage bill


    Senate Democrats are mustering their forces behind new legislation that, if passed, would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

  • Article

    In stock options, accounting simplicity begets payroll complexity


    If the payroll office is scrambling to change tax withholdings for folks holding stock options, simplification in the accounting office is the likely reason why. Tammy Whitehouse reports.

  • Article

    Please, Mrs. May, stay out of the pay debate


    Prime Minister Theresa May’s executive pay reforms have created quite a stir in the U.K. Paul Hodgson explores what’s behind all the commotion.

  • Blog post

    Checking Up on GSK in China


    When thinking through an FCPA risk assessment, one thing usually not considered adequately is a company’s sales culture. To see the consequences of that, one need look no further than GSK’s corruption troubles in China—but, CW blogger Tom Fox writes, the reforms GSK has implemented with its sales force are ...

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    Bankers Still Overpaid Despite Poor Performance


    Deutsche Bank Chief Executive John Cryan said earlier this week that bonuses don’t necessarily make bankers work harder; instead some employees feel that they are entitled to an outsized incentive despite bad performance. Cryan’s message come weeks after a warning was issued at Deutsche Bank about rewarding staff with new-year ...