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Two Compensation Clawback Battles Heating Up

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We are always pleased to share the insights of Attorney Michael Melbinger, Winston & Strawn LLP. The following commentary was published on June 20, 2019, on the Executive Compensation Blog and is highly informative but does not constitute legal advice. The executive benefits consulting professionals at Fulcrum Partners advise you to always consult your own tax, legal, and accounting advisers. …

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Executive Compensation Professionals: Making Sense of EEO-1 Reporting Requirements

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As Michael Melbinger, Partner Winston & Strawn, LLP, observes, “This (Equal Employment Opportunity EEO-1 reporting requirements) may be out of the wheelhouse for executive compensation professionals.” Here are Mike’s timely insights: Will Employers be Required to Submit EEO-1 Hours and Pay Data by September 30, 2019? You almost certainly have seen the headlines screaming: Employers Must Submit EEO-1 Hours and …

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Executive Compensation Drafting Tips for Today’s Litigious World

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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 …

Annual Incentive Bonus

409A Guidelines on Payment of Annual Incentive Bonus

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From our friends at Winston & Strawn LLP, and attorney Michael S. Melbinger:   Payment of Annual Incentive Bonus by March 15 Now that the madness of Code Section 409A has subsided in the deepest, darkest corners of the mind and new generations are coming into the compensation and legal professions whose minds were not infected with the madness, I …

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2 Compensation Committee Reminders from the Executive Compensation Blog

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The Deferred Compensation News blog is pleased to share insights from Attorney Michael S. Melbinger , Partner Winston Strawn LLP. Mike offers two reminders for compensation committees about their independence and charters. INDEPENDENCE As the annual meeting approaches, many boards think about the composition of their committees. Regarding the compensation committee, boards are asking whether they still need to satisfy the …

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 …

Follow-up Insights: Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies (Dodd-Frank)

Follow-up Insights: Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies (Dodd-Frank)

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Following up on the post from Tuesday, Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies (Dodd-Frank), Mike Melbinger, Partner, Winston & Strawn,  shares these additional insights on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) final ruling regarding the Dodd-Frank Act Section 955.   Details on the SEC’s Final Rules on Hedging Policies (originally published Jan 7, 2019)   As I blogged at …

Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies

Final Rules for Disclosure of Hedging Policies (Dodd-Frank)

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On December 18, 2018, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved final rules to require companies to disclose in proxy or information statements for the election of directors any practices or policies regarding the ability of employees or directors to engage in certain hedging transactions with respect to company equity securities. SEC Chairman, Jay Clayton said, “These disclosures in themselves, …

The Role of Compensation Committees in Mitigating Potential Risks of Subject Performance Goals

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The Deferred Compensation News is pleased to publish the following post, written by Michael S. Melbinger, Winston Strawn LLP, previously published by the Executive Compensation Blog. Subjective Performance Goals After Elimination of the Performance-Based Compensation Exception The performance-based compensation exception to Code Sec. 162(m)’s $1 million cap on deductible compensation was eliminated by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of …

Deadline to Update Compensation Peer Group Is December 7

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Attorney Michael Melbinger published this important update on the Executive Compensation Blog on November 19, reminding companies of the deadline for updating their compensation peer group and of the recent release of updates the benchmark proxy voting policies. Melbinger also promises further insights on the new policies, which we will be sharing next week on Deferred Compensation News. Consider Updating …