As we approach the 2018 proxy season, a key change for companies will be the first publication of the CEO Pay Ratio as mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010. Companies will begin publishing CEO Pay Ratios in proxy statements in early 2018. Read More
Current Pay Governance Viewpoints
Jon Weinstein and Linda Pappas
Last month, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) released its 2018 voting policy updates for companies that have shareholder meetings on or after February 1, 2018. More recently, ISS revised its “Pay-for-Performance Mechanics” white paper, providing additional details on its 2018 policy changes, and updated its Frequently Asked Questions documents for both U.S. Compensation Policies and U.S. Compensation Plans. As many companies prepare for the upcoming proxy season, we are providing insight and additional guidance in navigating the latest ISS policy developments. Read More
John R. Ellerman and Bentham W. Stradley
On Friday, December 22, 2017, President Trump signed into law the most comprehensive overhaul of the U.S. tax code since 1986. The purpose of this Pay Governance Viewpoint is to provide an overview of the law’s key provisions that affect corporate executive compensation programs. In the coming weeks, Pay Governance will write an in-depth series of tax law Viewpoints concerning executive compensation. Read More
In Certain Jurisdictions, Companies May Be Prohibited from Requesting or Providing an Employee’s Salary HistoryBy John R. Ellerman
New York City is the latest legal jurisdiction to prohibit companies from inquiring about a prospective employee’s compensation history during the recruiting process, joining 2 other cities (San Francisco and Philadelphia), 4 states (California, Delaware, Massachusetts, and Oregon), and 1 other jurisdiction (the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico) in implementing such legislation. Read More
Team Member Highlight
- John R. Sinkular Partner | Detroit
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John is a Partner in Pay Governance's Michigan office. He specializes in the analysis, design and implementation of executive compensation programs that drive shareholder value. John consults with publicly-traded, privately-owned and pre-IPO companies in a wide spectrum of industries regarding executive and non-employee director pay programs. He has experience in helping companies effectively handle significant changes, including asset sales, bankruptcy, IPOs, mergers and acquisitions. John has worked with numerous Fortune 500 and other prominent companies and has a particular focus on people-intensive businesses. He works with companies in a variety of industries, including auto suppliers, branded consumer products, insurance, manufacturing, and not-for-profit organizations.
Prior to joining Pay Governance, John was a Principal at Towers Perrin (now Towers Watson).
John holds the distinction of Certified Compensation Practitioner, as awarded by the American Compensation Association.
John earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska - Omaha and a Master of Arts degree in Economics from Wayne State University.