Compliance

SEC Proposes CEO Pay Ratio Rule

Companies will have to show how CEO compensation compares to that of average workers under a pay ratio proposal from the Securities and Exchange Commission.…

Big Upgrade In Corporate Disclosures Since Lehman Collapse

The degree of compliance activity in major companies has increased since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, and disclosures regarding investigations and pending legislation are typically…

How WTO Rules Shape The World’s Energy Mix

Is the deck stacked against renewables?

For Government Contractors, New Veteran and Disability Hiring Rules

Applicants must be asked to self-identify, and employers must come up with ratio of applicants to hires in the protected categories.

Off-The-Clock Security Checks Under Fire

Employers who want to stay out of court are advised to analyze carefully the differences between practices that are acceptable, given the situation..

New Government Cybersecurity Standards Under Development

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency in the Commerce Department, has been charged by the President with developing a cybersecurity framework…

Corporate Homicide?

The UK passed a corporate homicide law in 2007, after some high profile worker death cases. There are voices in the U.S. that say OSHA…

Tougher Bankruptcy Attorney Fee Guidelines From DOJ

They’re designed to limit fees to “market rates, not premium rates,” says a DOJ official…

Where OSHA Finds The Most Violations

Ranked by category, the first is industry-specific, but number two may be found in a wide range…

Feds Tighten Bank Lending Standards

Federal regulators are requiring banks to tighten underwriting standards for leveraged lending, per a final guidance issue on March 22. The guidance “shows a clear…

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