Topic: Executive Compensation

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Activist Shareholders, Tax Reform, Ukraine Sanctions, EU Privacy

On this day in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell was granted a patent on the invention he called the “telephone.” Just in time for proxy season: three practical steps you can take to stay ahead of activist shareholders… (Steven Stokdyk and Joel Trotter at Latham & Watkins) The sweeping reforms in Representative Camp’s proposed tax reform… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Non-competition Agreements, Workplace Retaliation, E-Verify Misuse, Stolen Kisses

It’s true: you can’t always get what you want. Unless of course what you want is the JD Supra Corporate Brief delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. Sign up here. Enforcement of non-competition agreements is like dating – here’s how… (Renee Inomata at Burns & Levinson) According to Forbes, 2014 is the year of… Read more »

Public Companies: Here’s Your 230-Page Field Guide to the 2014 Proxy Season

From the corporate finance team at law firm Morrison & Foerster, a long-read guide to just about everything you need to prepare your company for this year’s proxy season, covering legislative and regulatory developments, say-on-pay, key disclosure considerations, shareholder activism and corporate governance, and much more: [Link: The Proxy Season Field Guide – Fourth Edition]… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Legalized Marijuana, Polar Vortex, Data Breaches, Qualified Mortgage

“One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” – The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Legalized pot can be an HR nightmare… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: HR Priorities, Patent Law, Bank Regulations, Proxy Statements

On this day in 1977, Apple Computers was incorporated. Protecting employee and customer data should be an HR priority in 2014… (Megan Anderson at Gray Plant Mooty) “Old Compound + Known Purpose + Prior Art Concentrations = Obvious“ – the new patent law math? (Jeffrey Gargano at McDermott Will & Emery) Get your bank regulation… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Compensation Committees, Volcker Rule, OSHA Whistleblowers, Ambush Elections

Five years ago today, Bernie Madoff was arrested and charged with securities fraud in a $50 billion Ponzi scheme. NASDAQ wants to change its listing standards for compensation committee independence… (Shearman & Sterling) The feds approved the Volcker Rule yesterday, bringing in new era of financial regulation… (Corporate Law Report) Considering an “acqui-hire”? Consider your… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Conflict Minerals, Google Glass, 3-D Printing, Pay Gap

Get a head start on your holiday shopping: sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief today! Can’t determine the origin of your conflict minerals? There’s a description for that: “DRC conflict undeterminable”… (Jill Radloff at Leonard, Street and Deinard) How will the rise of Google Glass impact e-discovery? (Michele Lange, JD… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Whistleblower Award, Chinese Investments, Online Privacy, Compliance Commitments

What’s black and white and read all over? Why, the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course! So the $14 million was a tip for … a good tip? (K&L Gates) What Chinese companies need and where they’re going to find it… (Corporate Law Report) Does California’s amended online privacy law mean we all have to… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Executive Salaries, Government Shutdown, Accounting Fraud, Chinese IPOs

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and get a puppy! OK, there’s no puppy – but there is still great law news in your inbox every weekday morning! Are Chinese anti-corruption authorities turning up the heat on investigation and information-gathering firms? (McDermott Will & Emery) Just how much influence do… Read more »

Why Comparing CEO Pay to Employee Salaries Might Not Be As Bad As Business Leaders Think

“The pay ratio disclosure would be required in annual reports on Form 10-K, registration statements and proxy and information statements. […] Pay ratio disclosure would be considered ‘filed’ not ‘furnished,’ and, therefore, would be subject to liability under the Securities Act and Exchange Act.” (Dechert) On September 18, a divided Securities and Exchange Commission proposed… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Deceptive Acts, Listing Standards, Safe Harbor, Open Enrollment

L’Shana Tova! Seems like every regulatory agency wants to monitor unfair or deceptive acts or practices at large banks these days… (Morrison & Foerster) These six factors will help you determine if your company is complying with the NYSE and Nasdaq listing standards… (Manatt, Phelps & Phillips) The Richmond, CA, eminent domain seizure program violates… Read more »

SEC Approves Revisions to NASDAQ and NYSE Compensation Committee Rules

“The … requirements were added pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act and: enhance the independence requirements for compensation committee members; specify compensation committee authority relating to compensation consultants, counsel and other advisers; and specify compensation committee responsibility to consider potential conflicts of interests when selecting compensation consultants, counsel and other advisers.” (Skadden Arps) The Securities and… Read more »

Say-on-Pay: An Effective Voice on Executive Compensation for Shareholders?

According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers study, 72% of US corporate boards are willing to reconsider executive compensation if shareholders vote against “say-on-pay” resolutions, advisory votes on executive pay required by provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act. Whether or not your board includes itself in that majority, it’s clear that the say-on-pay rules are shaping the way… Read more »

Dodd Frank Act: Executive Compensation, Corporate Governance, Enforcement, and More…

For your reference, a roundup of recent Dodd-Frank Act-related updates from lawyers and firms on JD Supra: The Dodd Frank Act: A Guide to the Corporate Governance, Executive Compensation, and Disclosure Provisions (Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP): “The primary purpose of the [Dodd-Frank] Act is to identify and manage threats to the stability of… Read more »