Compensation


Employee compensation

Report: Median general counsel salary rises again, to $2.6 million

2020-09-17T16:18:00+01:00By

General counsel compensation is steadily on the rise, according to the latest in-house counsel compensation report by Equilar and executive search firm BarkerGilmore. Inside, we also explore what companies seek in a general counsel.

SECOffice

Argo Group to pay $900K for failing to fully disclose CEO perks

2020-06-05T14:43:00+01:00By

Argo Group International Holdings must pay a $900,000 civil penalty in a settlement reached with the SEC to resolve charges that it failed to fully disclose perquisites and benefits provided to its former chief executive officer.

DangledCarrot

Analysis: When a bonus becomes less incentive, and more compromise

2020-06-02T16:17:00+01:00By

Financial crime expert Martin Woods explores what happens when the annual bonus causes employees to disregard their values for want of a dollar.

Shareholder guidance

Glass Lewis and ISS issue new policy guidance on impacts of the coronavirus

2020-04-10T16:00:00+01:00By

Glass Lewis and Institutional Shareholder Services both issued new policy guidance this week on how they intend to approach a variety of matters around the coronavirus pandemic, including executive compensation.

MoneyScattered

Survey: Coronavirus has companies scattered with exec pay packages

2020-04-08T19:29:00+01:00By

Results from executive compensation consulting firm Pearl Meyer’s recent survey show that companies are all over the place with how they intend to treat executive compensation during the coronavirus pandemic.

Money laundering

Study: Europe blows U.S. away in financial crime spending

2020-04-07T14:44:00+01:00By

A new report found financial institutions spent $181 billion on financial crime compliance worldwide last year, with European firms spending three to four times more than their counterparts in North America.

Pay cuts

Executive pay cuts a growing trend during coronavirus

2020-03-27T16:45:00+00:00By

Hundreds of companies around the world have announced drastic cuts to the salaries of their senior executives as one way to reduce the unprecedented financial blow caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

askamii

Ask Amii mailbag: Your reputation, employee relations, and more

2020-03-11T16:34:00+00:00By

The latest edition of the Ask Amii mailbag answers queries on how to protect your reputation when your leaders break the rules; Amii also shares her perspective from the trenches on toiling as the ethical employee.

Accountingbestpractices

IRS issues proposed regs on compensation rules under tax reform

2019-12-24T15:19:00+00:00By

Companies have a little more clarity from the Internal Revenue Service about how to interpret provisions under tax reform affecting executive compensation.

Money

Study: General counsel pay at five-year high

2019-10-07T19:49:00+01:00By

As the role of the top legal officer at public companies continues to evolve, general counsel compensation has steadily increased over the last five years, according to a new  report.

Woman advancing

CCO compensation data reveals big strides for women

2019-09-26T10:45:00+01:00By

Bucking the trend: Survey shows women more likely to hold top compliance roles, have a law degree, and make a bit more money than men.

healthcare

Healthcare: Data backs theory women have clearer path to CCO role

2019-09-26T10:27:00+01:00By

The trend of few female leaders within the sector seems to be shifting, at least when it comes to the chief compliance officer position.

10 percenters

Graphic: What we know about compliance execs who make the big bucks

2019-09-26T10:08:00+01:00By

Of the 290 respondents to our “Inside the Mind of the CCO” survey, just 29 report yearly compensation of more than $400,000. We’ll call this group “The 10 Percenters.”

Q&A

Hiring manager: CCOs are in demand, seeing salary bumps

2019-09-24T19:21:00+01:00By

A managing director at an executive search firm that specializes in compliance hires has some advice—and a bit of good news—if you’re looking for a job as a CCO.