The L-Blast | November 2021

Combating the Great Resignation The Great Resignation continues to exacerbate workforce concerns with no end in sight. As more and more companies struggle with retaining and attracting needed talent, it has become critical to dive into the root causes of this phenomenon and take active steps to combat it. In this L-Blast's featured article, we share insights to better understand...

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Strategies to Combat the Great Resignation

The employment market reflects drastic changes following the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 4.4 million workers left their jobs in September of this year with no indication of slowing. The old-school model of employee loyalty to a firm has been replaced with an emphasis on compensation packages, work-life balance, and job trajectory, shifting the job market...

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SEC Revives Executive Compensation Clawback Rule

Last month, the SEC announced it is reopening the comment period for its proposed clawback policy regarding erroneously awarded incentive compensation. The comment period is expected to close in mid-November and the SEC will then review comments before publishing a final rule. Although the rule is unlikely to be effective in 2021, effectiveness in 2022 is certainly a possibility. It’s...

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2022 Proxy Season: A Look Ahead to Executive Compensation Issues and Considerations

Next year's proxy season is around the corner and it's a good idea to start preparing, taking important considerations into account regarding executive compensation. In this article, Winston & Strawn share key matters to consider as public companies begin planning, including: Say-on-pay and shareholder engagementEquity compensation plan approvalProxy disclosures such as COVID-related compensation adjustments, CEO pay ratio, executive perks, and...

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The L-Blast | October 2021

Reassessing Compensation Peer Groups Peer group selection has always played a key role in the executive compensation planning process. While peer group composition may have been somewhat static in previous years, companies are now at a point in which reassessment is critical. The pandemic has impacted a series of strategic factors such as increased M&A activity and bankruptcies, decreased valuations,...

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