Highlights from Principal Shaun Bisman and analyst Theo Allen’s analysis of select broad-market COVID-19 executive compensation actions and their corresponding commentary from ISS are summarized by Compliance Week. Among the key findings is ISS’s critical stance on special one-time awards, upward adjustments to payouts and reductions in performance-based long-term incentives. Bisman and Allen warn that it is imperative that companies have compelling rationales to support their decisions.

Principal Lauren Peek discusses the early trends and common methods used by companies in disclosing pay ratio based on a CAP study by Lauren Peek, Ryan Colucci and Margaret Engel.

Partner Melissa Burek discusses recent trends in implementation of clawback policies in advance of final Dodd-Frank regulations.