Key Trends in Executive Compensation, Employment Law and Compensation Committee Practices

Erica Schohn

As the fourth program in Skadden’s 2017-18 SEC Reporting & Compliance and Corporate Governance Series, and in conjunction with the publication of the firm’s latest edition of the Compensation Committee Handbook, Skadden held a webinar on significant trends and considerations of which companies should be aware in connection with their employment and compensation responsibilities.

The February 13 event, “Key Trends in Executive Compensation, Employment Law and Compensation Committee Practices,” focused on recent developments in executive and director compensation, including the recent tax law changes and increased scrutiny of director compensation. Specific subjects included changes to Internal Revenue Code Section 162(m) and the Delaware Supreme Court Investors Bancorp decision on director compensation. The program also provided an overview of other compensation issues, including key considerations for the 2018 proxy season, and employment law developments, such as renewed focus on sexual harassment in the workplace, recent regulatory changes at the Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board, and state salary history bans and paid leave laws.

The discussion was moderated by executive compensation and benefits partner Erica Schohn. Panelists included executive compensation and benefits counsel Thomas Asmar and Michael Bergmann and labor and employment counsel Risa Salins.