SEC’s Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule for CEO and Median Employee Compensation
Data Gathering, Calculation Methodologies, Preparing for Heightened Stakeholder Scrutiny
Recording of a 90-minute premium CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE course will provide guidance to executive compensation, corporate counsel and SEC for preparing clients to comply with the SEC’s new Pay Ratio Disclosure Final Rule, for compensation paid in fiscal years beginning Jan. 1, 2017. Most public companies will need to include this disclosure in their 2018 proxy statements. The panel will discuss practical steps employers should take now to begin calculating compensation for their CEO and median-paid employee, including the use of statistical sampling and other reasonable calculation methodologies.
- Overview of rule
- Affected companies
- Key requirements
- Calculating compensation for CEO and median employee (methodologies, assumptions, exceptions)
- Preparing for heightened scrutiny of compensation by employees, regulators, unions and other stakeholders
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- What does the SEC’s Pay Ratio Disclosure Final Rule require?
- What do companies need to disclose?
- How is the median employee determined?
- How should public companies go about determining total compensation for their median employee? What compensation adjustments are allowed?
Matthew B. Grunert
Andrews Kurth Kenyon
Mr. Grunert’s practice focuses on compensation and benefits matters, including advising clients with respect to... | Read More
Mr. Grunert’s practice focuses on compensation and benefits matters, including advising clients with respect to related issues regarding executive compensation, equity compensation plans and award agreement, M&A transactions, capital market transactions and credit and financing arrangements.Close
Laura D. Richman
Ms. Richman’s wide-ranging corporate and securities practice has a strong focus on corporate governance issues... | Read More
Ms. Richman’s wide-ranging corporate and securities practice has a strong focus on corporate governance issues and public disclosure obligations. Her practice includes Securities and Exchange Commission reports, such as proxy statements and annual, quarterly and current reports. She advises on executive compensation disclosure, insider trading regulation and Dodd-Frank and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. In addition, her practice includes representing clients on transactions such as securities offerings and mergers and acquisitions, as well as providing general securities, corporate, limited liability company and contract advice.Close
Elizabeth A. Gartland
Fenwick & West
Ms. Gartland focuses her practice on compensation and employee benefits matters for public and private companies that... | Read More
Ms. Gartland focuses her practice on compensation and employee benefits matters for public and private companies that arise in connection with corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, initial public offerings and compensation design. She also advises clients regarding structuring their compensation arrangements, including compliance with Section 409A, Section 280G and other related tax and securities laws. Prior to rejoining Fenwick & West, Ms. Gartland was a member of the legal team at Adobe Systems Inc.Close