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Executive Compensation Professionals Do Not Come Across the HSR Act Often

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Are you familiar with the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) Act? Although it is designed to cover large mergers and acquisitions, it can come in to play for select individuals. When the executive compensation plans of highly compensated employees rely heavily on corporate stock to reward the executive, the reporting guidelines of HSR can potentially apply at the individual level.

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Unpacking Proposed Regulations by IRS and the Treasury Department on Changes to Section 162(m)

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Winston & Strawn Partner Michael Melbinger continues his analysis of the proposed regulations that have been issues by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Treasury Department on changes to Tax Code Section 162(m). The following article first appeared on the  Executive Compensation Blog on January 13, 2020, and is republished here with the author’s permission. #executivecomp #fulcrumpartners #IRS #162m

2020 Benchmark Policy Updates from Institutional Shareholders Services

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On November 12, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS), announced its new policy updates for 2020. The updates, relevant to the United States and matters of executive pay, relate to the pay-for-performance model and the incorporation of Economic Value Added (EVA) metrics in the model’s secondary ‘Financial Performance Assessment’ (FPA) screen.

Executive Pay Tied to Corporate Sustainability for Another Major Company

Executive Pay Tied to Corporate Sustainability for Another Major Company

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Last week, The Clorox Company announced a new initiative that ties executive pay to the realization of environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals. In tying executive pay to sustainability goals The Clorox Company joins oil companies Royal Dutch Shell PLC and BP PLC, corporations that have already implemented similarly inspired executive pay or bonus structures. Laura Stein, Clorox executive vice …

Shareholder Submission of Proposals on Executive Compensation

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The annual deadline for shareholders of most companies to submit proposals on executive compensation is December. With the 4th quarter approaching, this blog post by Attorney Michael S. Melbinger provides timely insights. Company Must Include in Proxy Shareholder Proposal Limiting Future Equity Grants Written by Michael Melbinger, first published on the Executive Compensation Blog, 7-16-2019. Proxy season is essentially over, …

AIG Deferred Compensation Agreements

Deferred Compensation Agreements Put to the Test …and Holding Strong

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Just when everyone thought there was nothing more to be said about the bailout issues of the subprime mortgage crisis (2007-2010), it’s back in the headlines. Some 23 former American International Group Inc (AIG) Financial Products (AIGFP) employees[i] have taken their old employer to court. At stake is more than $100 Million in deferred compensation the employees said was contractually …

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Executive Compensation Drafting Tips for Today’s Litigious World

Fulcrum Partners Deferred Compensation News

If you read the Deferred Compensation News, you know we regularly carry important insights from attorney Michael S. Melbinger, Winston Strawn. In his most recent blog, Mike shared two tips that employers should always consider in drafting executive compensation terms, releases, and related documents regarding an executive’s compensation. And of course, Fulcrum Partners always advises you to consult your own …

Disclosure on the CEO Pay Ratio: What’s the Right Approach?

Disclosure on the CEO Pay Ratio: What’s the Right Approach?

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Winston & Strawn attorney, Mike Melbinger, asks (and answers) a question that may be puzzling your organization. “What’s a company to do when professionals are recommending that companies keep CEO pay ratio disclosures simple while stakeholders are demanding companies publish all the details?” Read, his blog post below, for his updates and insights on this corporate conundrum. Wait! Some Investors …