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SEC Readying New Company Workforce Disclosures, Gensler Says

By Bloomberg Law | May 13, 2021 | Read more

The SEC is preparing a plan for companies to report more information about their employees as it eyes new environmental, social, and governance disclosures. Partner Margaret Engel notes that companies have generally been light on metrics and have favored a more qualitative approach to workforce disclosures. According to a study she authored, most corporate disclosures on human capital rely primarily on a qualitative description of core values, programs, and practices.

Best Practices in Private Company Director Compensation Programs

By National Association of Corporate Directors | May 9, 2021 | Read more

As competition intensifies for attracting and retaining diverse and talented directors, private companies are reviewing the plan design and pay levels of their director compensation programs to compete for talent with their publicly traded peers. Partner Susan Schroeder shares four best practices in designing and implementing a new director compensation program: determine the primary objectives of the program, conduct internal and external assessments, decide which pay components to adopt, and calculate total cost of director pay program.

BlackRock Whacks Boards on Compensation Changes

By Agenda | May 7, 2021 | Read more

BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager and one of many companies’ largest investors, has voted against compensation plans at several large companies this proxy season, including General Electric last week. Partner Matt Vnuk believes that the practices that investors and proxy advisors are being most critical of this year are not new — it’s just that there were more of them this past year. Senior Associate Ryan Colucci adds that some companies may still opt to adjust mid-cycle long-term plans if they were affected although these types of adjustments are drawing the most fire from investors.

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