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Executive compensation has been a mainstay in the news in the past few years. Concern about growing income inequality birthed the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011 and the issue has remained on people's minds, with many incensed about the immense gap between the "1 percent" and everyone else. Here, we explore the actions companies are taking...

The SEC Claws Back

by Dan Hurson, senior partner in The Hurson Law Firm LLP, in Washington, D.C. The case for strict enforcement of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 304 requiring CEO payback after restatements caused by "misconduct."

List: Highest Paid Executive Officers

  • October 27, 2009

With so much attention being paid to how much executives are making these days, and the government taking unprecedented steps to control what it deems outlandish or unwarranted compensation, a recent posting at CNNMoney.com is quite interesting. The post outlines the ten highest paid executive officers. Here are the top five, including how much the person earned in 2008.

AIG Bonuses Back in News with Hearing on Capitol Hill

  • October 14, 2009

There is more chatter about executive pay and bonuses today, as AIG's pay culture is back in the news due to today's hearing on Capitol Hill. The House Committee on Oversight and Reform has convened today's hearing in response to a government audit that was released on Wednesday.

Proposed SEC Rule Changes Would Increase Corporate Transparency

  • July 8, 2009

Late last week the SEC announced a series of proposed rule changes that it believes will help the agency better protect shareholders. Let's do a quick rundown of the proposed changes, which currently are published in the Federal Register and open for comment for 60 days.

Bonus Clawbacks Could Become a UK Corporate Governance Best Practice

  • May 4, 2009

by John Russell -- Managing Editor of Ethical Corporation Public outrage at the rewards given to failed bosses could soon force boards to change the way executives are paid. Support is growing among shareholders for measures to stop bonus payments to directors who have driven their companies to the edge. Bonus clawback provisions are a way to do this. ...