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Does Your Clawback Policy Have Enough Teeth?

Feb 22,2018 | Barbara Baksa

Since 2010, we've seen an increase of over 100% in companies that report that their equity awards are subject to clawback policies. But is this enough? Or is quality more important than quantity when it comes to clawbacks?


How Does Your Pay Ratio Stack Up?

Feb 15,2018 | Barbara Baksa

A recent report from Equilar provides insight into what we can expect to see in the first round of CEO pay ratio disclosures. Find out how your company's ratio compares.


Love and Stock Plans

Feb 14,2018 | Barbara Baksa

You probably didn't think that Valentine's Day and equity compensation go hand-in-hand. Turns out, they do.


Relative TSR: The Downsides

Feb 13,2018 | Barbara Baksa

The usage of relative TSR awards has grown dramatically in the past decade, but is there a downside to this performance metric? In this blog, Barbara Baksa takes a look at a recent study that suggests TSR awards may be akin to a lottery ticket.


Effective Date and Transition for Nonemployee Awards

Feb 08,2018 | Barbara Baksa

The FASB has voted to align the treatment of awards issued to nonemployees with that of employees, This blog entry discusses the effective date and transition for the new requirements,


FASB Makes Final Decisions on Awards Issued to Nonemployees

Feb 06,2018 | Barbara Baksa

The FASB has decided to expand the scope of ASC 718 to include awards issued to nonemployees. Here are highlights of the FASB’s decision and some background on how we got here.


New HSR Thresholds Announced

Feb 01,2018 | Barbara Baksa

The FTC has announced the new Hart-Scott-Rodino Act thresholds, which will go into effect on February 28, 2018.


Spotlight on the Board

Jan 30,2018 | Fred Whittlesey, Compensation Venture Group

Fred Whittlesey of Compensation Venture Group explains why you should take another look at how your board is compensated and determine the total cost of your board.


Tax Reform Fueled Stock Boom

Jan 18,2018 | Jennifer Namazi

Tax reform has been a hot topic of late, with new changes effective January 1 of this year (and still being phased in). With the changes now officially the “law,” corporate america seems to be celebrating – in the form of bonuses back to employees.

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