As the landscape surrounding proxy materials and annual report disclosures continues to shift, it is important for public companies to anticipate such changes and ensure they are best positioned to respond. Below is a summary of current and anticipated changes that may impact reporting requirements in the coming year.Current Action RequiredCompensation Consultant Conflicts of Interest The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) added Section 10C to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”). This new section requires the SEC to adopt rules that institute certain compensation committee and compensation advisor requirements. Section 10C(c)(2) requires issuers to include proxy disclosures that address (i) whether the compensation committee has retained or obtained the advice of a compensation consultant, and (ii) whether the work of the compensation consultant has raised any conflict of interest … [Read more...] about A Proxy Season Update: Preparing for 2013
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Yes, it’s that most wonderful time of the year again, budgeting season—something to squeeze in among other merrier, turn-of-the-year activities. So we’ve decided to use this month’s Big Idea to share the most popular items many of our clients and prospects are putting on their project wish lists for 2012 and beyond. If you want to plug in the numbers, call us and we can give you a dollar figure within hours. Here’s what’s on the shopping lists we’ve seen in a flurry of year-end RFPs and other inquiries. Hum along to the titles if it gets you in the budgeting mood (or not):All I want for Christmas is my new web site, my new web site…If your website is more than three years old, you’re probably out of step with changes in search engine optimization and design opportunities created by improved coding technologies. Not to mention evolving best practices in content, content management, navigation, information design and web … [Read more...] about ‘Tis the Season to be Budgeting
Image from Shutterstock.On a recent snowy Friday when only five students could make it to class, Appalachian School of Law professor Paula Marie Young decided that she would screen a long excerpt from the the film The Negotiator.“It illustrates so many concepts I discuss in my courses,” Young wrote at her blog, The Red Velvet Lawyer. Young teaches certified civil mediation and dispute resolution.There’s also a TV series Young likes for this purpose: “I could create an entire course based on the negotiation tactics Francis Underwood uses in House of Cards,” she wrote in a short subsequent post. “My idea. Don’t steal it, please.”Using a fictional dramas to teach law students isn’t unheard of: A William & Mary law professor created a textbook and class titled: The Wire: Crime, Law and Policy, based on the HBO television show. But how often is it really done?So this week, we’d like to ask you: Have you ever had a law prof use … [Read more...] about Have you ever had a law prof use TV or film to illustrate a concept?
Home Daily News Does Stanley have a mustache? 'The Office'… Law in Popular Culture By Adam Banner Posted May 7, 2018, 8:00 am CDT As I’ve been writing this column on law and pop culture over the past year or so, I’ve started to realize that my wife has a helluva legal mind. She just gets it. She’s not educated in the law (she has a masters in nonprofit management), but she’s pretty spot-on. Case in point: we’re currently somewhere between our 10th and 15th binge of The Office—all nine seasons. We don’t necessarily watch every episode from start to finish (anymore), but because it’s comforting, familiar, and funny as hell, it has become somewhat of a go-to. She likes to fall asleep to the television, and I’ve seen every episode so many times that it becomes white noise if that’s what I need at the moment. As we were lying in bed recently, episode 20 of season 8 began. Those familiar with The Office are aware that each … [Read more...] about Does Stanley have a mustache? ‘The Office’ illustrates issues with cross-racial identification
AbstractThe central theme of this paper is an analysis of the impact of tax on fossil fuel electricity production in India. This presentation attempts to sequentially examine the existing tax structure, and draw a parallel to the new GST structure. As an economy about to embark revolution, it becomes vitally significant to understand the approach adopted by other GST countries, whose experience can be considered as reliable precedents to India’s evolution. Hence, this paper takes an evaluative approach towards other significant GST regimes. The Power Sector in India is as complex and chaotic as the near infinite, tangled, electricity lines that connect the homes of India. This paper deliberates on the crucial cogs in the power sector machinery, which are power production, transmission and distribution. Each component is vital to not only to the power sector, but to sustaining the Indian economic powerhouse. Each component is intricate in their own right, and face fundamentally … [Read more...] about Impact Of GST On The Power Sector