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    1. SEC Ponders ‘Clawback’ Provisions

      SEC Ponders ‘Clawback’ Provisions

      Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has focused a great deal of attention on executive compensation lately, developing rules on such matters stemming from the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. While it has considered matters of “say-on-pay” votes, disclosures and the ratio of executive pay to employee pay, the SEC is now considering another matter: so-called “clawback” provisions...

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    2. Supreme Court Decision Says Directors Can Speak Freely

      Supreme Court Decision Says Directors Can Speak Freely

      The Supreme Court recently gave corporate directors and officers some welcome relief. The Court confirmed that corporate officers and directors can express their honestly held opinions without liability under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933—even if those opinions later turn out to be false—so long as they believed those opinions to be true at the time they said it (with some caveats, of course)...

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    3. CEO 'pay' definition remains unclear as SEC struggles to meet Dodd-Frank

      CEO 'pay' definition remains unclear as SEC struggles to meet Dodd-Frank

      The Dodd-Frank act is a far-reaching law that impacts many U.S. companies. It became effective on July 21, 2010, and part of it covers “Accountability and Executive Compensation.”

      The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was supposed to come up with rules applying the law to specific issues on the topic, but the SEC has been tardy.

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    4. U.S. lags in placing women on boards as investors urge for more diversity

      U.S. lags in placing women on boards as investors urge for more diversity

      There has been little to no increase for women on boards in corporate America, which is no longer only a gender equality issue. Diversity in the boardroom is also top of mind for investors who identify a correlation between greater gender diversity with better long-term financial performance  and corporate governance...

       

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    5. Will 2014 be the ‘Year of the Whistleblower?’

      Will 2014 be the ‘Year of the Whistleblower?’

      The Dodd-Frank whistleblower provisions have been in effect since 2011, but the program only started to gain significant traction at the end of 2013, when the first large award was given out. Since then, whistleblower activity has dropped a bit, but, according to the experts at The Wall Street Journal, this may just be the calm before the storm...

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