April 2016 L-Blast: Bonus Payout Debate: Formula vs Discretion! | FASB Modifies Accounting Rules for Stock-Based Compensation | L&A Named One of the 2016 Best Companies to Work for in Texas for Sixth Year in a Row

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Dear Friends, We can’t believe May is almost here. This year has certainly flown by, and proxy season is almost over. We’re excited to share some great reads with you this month. Hopefully you all enjoy them. First, we have an L&A original article focusing on the debate about bonus payouts. Everyone seems to have an opinion about formulas and...

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March 2016 L-Blast: Say on Director Pay — Is This in Our Future? | L&A Speaks with Institutional Shareholder Services Inc | Is Your Board at Risk for Executive Compensation Issues?

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Dear Friends, It is hard to believe spring is here and the summer heat will soon be upon us. So far, 2016 is turning out to be a very interesting year for director pay and ISS. When a first-class organization like Schlumberger gets a “no” vote on its proxy from ISS, it’s a wake-up call for other companies. At Longnecker...

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February 2016 L-Blast: Retention Awards: A Top Ten List | Yahoo! Compensation Litigation – History May Not Repeat Itself but it Often Rhymes | 2016 Midstream Industry Compensation Survey Launches April 1

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Dear Friends, It’s hard to believe we’re almost in March and proxies will soon begin to be filed. It feels like 2016 just started! But soon, very soon, executive compensation will be in the media like it always is this time of year. The good news is, corporate America is getting better at dealing with proxy season — and not...

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January 2016 L-Blast: Compliance Changes for 2016 | ISS Updates Burn Rate Tables for 2016 | Highlights from Our 2016 Energy Pay Pulse Survey

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Dear Friends, With each new year comes new year’s resolutions. While most have resolved to eat healthier and get fit, we’ve resolved to equip you with all of the up-to-date resources and knowledge to get your company in shape for 2016. One way we’re going to work toward that resolution is to help you ensure your programs and processes are...

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L-Blast | April 2012 | Proxy Advisory Firms’ Influence on Comp, Deductibility of Bonus Programs, JOBs Act, & 162(m) Compliance

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This year's proxy season is just about all wrapped up. We at L&A continue to talk with the SEC, RiskMetrics, and other shareholder groups and institutions on behalf of clients, and the results have been mixed but productive. We are continuing to monitor this for you, as well as some of the hyped-up scrutiny private companies and not-for-profits have come...

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April 2011- Update: Say on Pay, Independence Provisions, and “If ISS Goes Negative, Don’t Panic”

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Update: Say-on-Pay and Say-on-Frequency Say-On-Pay As of April 11, 2011 there have been five companies that have failed the say on pay vote by shareholders: Jacobs Engineering (45.5%), Beazer Homes (46.1%), Shuffle Master Inc. (44.5%), Hewlett-Packard with a vote of 50 for and 48 against, and the most recent was Ameron International Corporation (41.7%).  Two other companies came close to...

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