Browsing All posts tagged under »Executive Compensation«

Compensation Calculations

February 19, 2010


Some public companies seem to be getting the message on executive compensation and, as a result, are beginning to show some restraint.

A Market Solution to Wall Street’s Pay Problem

January 28, 2010


A recent article in Barron's looks at the issue of Wall Street pay and proposes solutions that don't involve having the government get involved in the Street's compensation practices.

Bold Leadership: Walking the Walk on Pay for Performance

January 11, 2010


Last week, Jeff Smisek took over as CEO of Continental Airlines. As reported in the Houston Chronicle, one of Smisek’s first acts was to give up his annual salary of $730,000 and any bonuses until the airline earns a full-year profit. In a letter to the company’s employees – the full text of which can […]

End of the Big Bonus Era?

December 10, 2009


Recent developments hint at the idea that maybe the era of super-sized bonuses and pay packages is fading.

Will the Supreme Court Weigh In on the “Great Recession”?

August 21, 2009


By agreeing to hear the case of Jones v. Harris Associates, the Supreme Court may take the opportunity to make a statement on certain business practices seen as contributing to Great Recession.

How Do You Define “Excessive Compensation?”

May 1, 2009


An article by Sarah Jane Tribble in last Saturday’s Cleveland Plain Dealer should serve as a reminder that controversy over executive compensation – and what defines “excessive” compensation – is not limited to Wall Street, nor to the private sector in general. The article looks at the pay of executives at nonprofit hospitals and discusses […]

Compensation Currents

April 23, 2009


Recent news items on executive compensation