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Executive Compensation

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Loses Bonus For Handling Of 'Security Incident'

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 03.01.2017 | Business

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer will lose her bonus and equity grants this year because of her handling of a 2014 hacking incident that may have compromised 5...

Treasury Nominee Mnuchin's CEO Pay Straw Man

Sarah Anderson | Posted 01.24.2017 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

In response to questions from senators who will be voting soon on his Treasury Secretary nomination, Steven Mnuchin pulled an old trick on the issue o...

Will Hillary Fix Bill's CEO Pay Mistake?

Sarah Anderson | Posted 09.12.2016 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

Over nine million American families lost their homes in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and millions watched their retirement savings evaporate. Meanwhile, the Wall Street banks that caused the crash were doling out executive stock options that would generate huge windfalls once bailout funds had pushed up their stock prices.

Are Women Who Seek Compensation For Essure Side Effects Going To Ever Get Justice?

Toby Nwazor | Posted 08.18.2016 | Women
Toby Nwazor

After receiving thousands of complaints, a few months ago, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a "black box" warning to alert the public of the serious dangers associated with this device.

The Most Effective Salary Negotiation Tactic

Quora | Posted 05.25.2016 | Business
Quora

What are some tactics that everyone can use in salary negotiations? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling ques...

5 Ways to Increase Brand Recognition

Brett Berhoff | Posted 05.04.2016 | Business
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Brett Berhoff

Branding is one of the most POWERFUL tools in business. It always has been. In many cases, branding holds more power than that of a patent or trade secret. Strong brands are tough to beat.

7 Ways to Jump-Start Your Creative Mind

Brett Berhoff | Posted 03.03.2017 | Business
Brett Berhoff

What is most important in jumpstarting the creative mind is changing the pattern of behavior that we experience every day. The mind needs to be taken out of this routine, and allowed to be free to explore another path.

Can Executive Compensation Push Firms to Harm the Environment?

Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability | Posted 01.28.2017 | Business
Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability

The recent passage of the Paris Agreement generated by the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference highlights the global consensus on the importance of reducing our environmental harm. A significant part of the problem, and thus solution, is business.

US and UK CEOs Have Already Made More Than the Average Worker Will Earn All Year

Sarah Anderson | Posted 01.06.2017 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

By late afternoon on January 5, the second working day of the year, Britain's top bosses had earned more than the average UK worker would earn in the entire year, according to the High Pay Centre, an independent think tank.

Is the SEC Against Income Inequality -- or for It?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 08.11.2016 | Business
Judith Samuelson

Let's not pop the Prosecco just yet. Another SEC rule being debated now would effectively endorse the root cause of excessive CEO pay -- the practice of paying CEOs based on the company's stock price.

SEC Finally Approves Rule On CEO Pay

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 08.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday approved a rule requiring companies to the reveal the discrepancy between what their...

The Asinine Arguments Corporations Have Used to Block CEO-Worker Pay Disclosure for 5 Years

Sarah Anderson | Posted 07.16.2016 | Business
Sarah Anderson

When Dodd-Frank turns five years old on July 21, this simple rule will still not be in force. It may be the law of the land, but the SEC has not finalized the regulations to put it into practice.

Is It Time To Extend The Say On Pay To The Employees?

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.14.2016 | Business
Judith Samuelson

We need a fresh look at the whole concept of "Pay for Performance." But maybe the problem isn't with the basic concept of Say on Pay -- it's that the wrong group is asked to weigh in.

Ben Walsh

Outgoing Twitter CEO's Shares Surge As Investors Cheer

HuffingtonPost.com | Ben Walsh | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo stepped down Wednesday, six weeks after the company reported poor earnings that drove its shares down almost 25 percent. Twit...

Andrew Lord

Why Google's Larry Page Is The Highest-Rated CEO In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Lord | Posted 06.10.2015 | Business

Think you have the best boss? Think again. Google's Larry Page is the highest-rated CEO in the United States, according to career review website G...

Zach Carter

Here's Why Elizabeth Warren Is So Mad At The SEC

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) stunned Wall Street this week with a scathing letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo...

Zach Carter

Elizabeth Warren Has Had It With The SEC's Aid To Wall Street Lawbreakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White on Tuesday, criticizing White's ...

CEO Pay a Common Theme on Progressive Agendas For 2016

Sarah Anderson | Posted 05.15.2016 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

The AFL-CIO's new figures have come out amidst a proliferation of new policy agendas that include executive compensation reforms and are aimed at shaping the 2016 election campaigns.

New SEC CEO Pay Rule Gets Low Marks

Sarah Anderson | Posted 05.07.2016 | Politics
Sarah Anderson

In my more than two decades of work on runaway executive pay, sparking public outrage has never been the problem. The real challenge has been persuading the public there's something we can do about it.

Can Etsy Keep its Edge Post-IPO? 3 Ways to Defy Capital Market Norms

Judith Samuelson | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Judith Samuelson

The buzz about Etsy's IPO runs something like this... the company that connects artisans and home-based craft makers to a new kind of consumer hungry for unique products -- has met its nemesis: the public equity markets.

Dan Price, Don Quixote and the Surprising Intelligence of a $70,000 Minimum Wage

Marcy Syms | Posted 06.29.2015 | Business
Marcy Syms

We share Rush Limbaugh's fantasy that one day Dan Price's decision to drastically cut his own pay will be written up as a case study for MBA students. The difference is that we hope that it will be taught as an example of visionary leadership in the face of seemingly impossible odds.

Twice the Burden: Low-Wage Employers Cost Taxpayers Billions in Public Assistance and Lost Tax Revenue

Yannet Lathrop | Posted 06.15.2015 | Business
Yannet Lathrop

On Tax Day, while working Americans contribute their part to keeping the country running, many companies that pay low-wages will exploit a loophole in the tax code that that allowed them to write off taxes on over $66 billion in executive compensation pay between 2007 and 2010.

Profits Without Honor: The Sad Truth About CEO Compensation

Frank Islam | Posted 06.12.2015 | Business
Frank Islam

In this new era of executive compensation run amok, the balanced scorecard has been replaced with an unbalanced one. The single factor that matters most in too many businesses is moving the financial needle to pad the executive's pocketbook.

Zach Carter

Senate Democrats Are Getting Fed Up With The SEC's Delay On CEO Pay Rule

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 04.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are losing patience with the Securities and Exchange Commission over the agency's failure to implement a new CEO pay ru...

McDonald's and Walmart Raise the Floor on Wages: Six More Moves for Business on Inequality

Maureen Conway | Posted 06.03.2015 | Business
Maureen Conway

Co-authored by Judith Samuelson Inside of a few weeks, business has shifted the national dialogue about what constitutes a fair wage. Aetna CEO Mark B...