L-Blast | October 2017

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Dear All, It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us, but what an exciting time it is for our great city of Houston as the Astros compete for their first World Series title! We may be champions by the time this hits your inbox, but whether we win or not, we are proud of our team and this great accomplishment. Way...

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L-Blast | September 2017

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  "True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but to serve others at whatever cost.” - ARTHUR ASHE Dear All, That quote holds true even weeks after the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey and reminds us how proud we are to live in the great city of Houston....

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August 2017 L-Blast – CEO Pay Ratio Caps Will Not Work | Occupy Wall Street: Why Ben & Jerry’s Endorsement Rings Hollow | Is Executive Pay Excessive?

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Dear All, Summer has quickly come to an end, the kids are back in school and everyone is getting back into the swing of things. Here at L&A we are rolling up our sleeves as we enter the busy fall season and we have some exciting news to share with you all. We recently welcomed two new Consultants to the...

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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

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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this L-Blast's original L&A article, the rule requiring companies to disclose this figure was thought to be delayed or repealed but priority has been given to more important issues facing our...

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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

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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 is an article from The...

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May 2017 L-BLAST: Media Bias in CEO Pay | Top 10 Compensation Hot Topics | Court Questions Accelerated Vesting of Equity Compensation

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In this month's edition of the L-Blast, we have a very interesting original L&A article for you about media bias in CEO compensation. It references an article from Fortune.com that draws erroneous conclusions to support their discussion of the gender pay gap between Yahoo’s present and previous CEOs. It provides a comparison on both CEO’s compensation plans and proves there...

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April 2017 L-BLAST: Compensation Media Bias | How Public Outrage Affects CEO Pay | The “Buy Side” View on CEO Pay

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We have some great reads for you in this month's L-Blast that we hope you will enjoy. The first article is an L&A original regarding media bias when it comes to compensation. We  point out the relative comparisons that deal with these issues daily and offer a few points for perspective. The second article explains how the public and the...

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March 2017 L-BLAST: Our Top 10 Compensation Articles | 2017 Industry Compensation Surveys

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In this month's edition of the L-Blast we share with you our Top 10 Compensation articles. Our team crafted these articles 
to cover executive pay, compensation landmines, formula vs. discretion bonus payout debate, reasonable compensation and much, much more. We know you will find this powerful resource helpful in the coming months as you lead your companies.   Dear All, Spring...

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February 2017 L-BLAST: An Interview with our CEO | 2017 Midstream Industry Compensation Survey

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Dear All, This winter seems to have flown by quickly and soon spring will be here; although here in Houston it has felt like spring for the last few months! We at L&A have been busy helping our public clients with CD&As and proxies. Compensation decisions don’t end with the numbers and approvals – the communication to shareholder and stakeholders...

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January 2017 L-Blast: Deal Lawyer SEC Chair Could Mean Changes for Executive Compensation | ‘Tis the Season for W-2 Scams | New Congress Begins with Total Rewards Issues Keyed Up For Action

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Dear All, It’s crazy to think we are already in February and proxy season will soon be upon us. January flew by and was an interesting month with President Trump’s inauguration. Many of us are keenly monitoring the changes taking place during Trump’s initial days in office. One that we find interesting is the nomination for SEC Chair. Walter “Jay”...

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