Tag: Dodd-Frank

July 2017 L-BLAST: CEO Pay Ratio – Winter is Coming | Companies May End Up Revealing Big Pay Gaps Between their CEOs & Workers After All | Trump Tax Proposal Could Create Compensation-Related Opportunities

In this month’s L-Blast, we discussed many issues of interest to our clients and readers – including the deadline for calculating the controversial CEO Pay Ratio. As explained in this L-Blast’s original L&A article, the rule requiring companies to disclose this figure was thought to be delayed or repealed but priority has been given to… Read more »

June 2017 L-BLAST: Upcoming HR/Reward Legislations & How You Can Impact Congress | Bill to Erase Some Dodd-Frank Banking Rules Passes in House | Shareholders Could Soon Lose Power to Make Proposals

In this month’s L-Blast, there’s an original L&A article about WorldatWork’s first Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C. in which we share some important facts on legislation, key pending legislative actions that may impact rewards professionals, and avenues for contacting congressional leaders to help impact future legislative actions. Also, we have two industry articles. The first… Read more »

Why CEOs Aren’t Overpaid

While CEO pay has been a hot topic for many years, it has come back into the spotlight after the House of Representatives recently voted to repeal the Dodd-Frank legislation. Critics are complaining that transparency is necessary to lower CEO pay, but we are sharing this Fortune article that shows the majority of CEOs really… Read more »

Only 7 Say-on-Pay Failures So Far

The Say-on-Pay failure rate is the lowest it’s been since voting began in 2011. According to this Semler Brossy chart, the failure rate is at 0.6%, and only seven Russell 3000 companies have failed thus far in 2017.

Media Bias in CEO Pay

On March 13, 2017, Fortune.com published an article comparing compensation of Marissa Mayer, Yahoo’s CEO, and her replacement, Thomas J. McInerney. This article, titled “Yahoo’s new Male CEO Will Make Double Marissa Mayer’s Salary,” reports limited information and draws erroneous conclusions to support their discussion of the gender wage gap. Our article provides a comparison… Read more »

ConocoPhillips Investors Reject Executive Pay Plan

Say On Pay (SOP) is back in the news—and this time in a BIG WAY! Three big energy companies—Exxon, Conoco and BP—just had shareholders reject their pay packages. At L&A this was a surprise since all 3 companies have excellent boards; excellent leadership and what we would have assumed, great shareholder outreach. This article by… Read more »

Here’s Why Executive Pay Gets a Bum Rap

We found this article and thought our readers might be interested in why executive pay gets a bad rap. The media typically looks at a total compensation number and reports it without the appropriate context, so it’s easy to understand why executive pay is often misrepresented; and politics and optics mostly amplify this misunderstanding. However, when people… Read more »

The “Buy Side” View on CEO Pay

This article is about executive compensation being highly controversial with most Americans feeling that CEO compensation among large publicly traded corporations is a problem. This article goes in depth to discuss how executive compensation practices have changed in the recent years, metrics to link management pay to company performance as well as many other comparisons.

Trump to Order Dodd-Frank Review, Halt Obama Fiduciary Rule

“Donald Trump will order a sweeping review of the Dodd-Frank Act rules enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis, a White House official said, signing an executive action Friday designed to significantly scale back the regulatory system put in place in 2010. Trump also will halt another of former President Barack Obama’s regulations, hated… Read more »

Are Top Investors Listening to Proxy Advisors on Pay?

“Large investors are not following the recommendations on executive compensation set out by Proxy Voting Advisers (”PVA”), a study by data company Proxy Insight has found. Proxy Insight analyzed voting on Advisory Say on Pay (”SoP”) resolutions in the US and UK in 2015 and 2016 for 10 of the largest institutional investors and compared… Read more »