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Activision Shareholders Vote a Resounding Yes On ‘Say on Pay’

September 16, 2011
Shareholders at the video game maker voted 69 percent in favor of a shareholder proposal that would give them an annual advisory vote on executive compensation. It marked the highest support for a say-on-pay proposal in the U.S. since investors first began voting on the matter two years ago.
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Dems Looking to Reverse Justices’ Limits on Pay Claims

September 16, 2011
In a controversial pay discrimination case handed down last month, the Supreme Court majority asserted that Congress intended to strictly limit the time period in which a claim could be filed. Democrats in the House and Senate are poised to advance bills to overturn the ruling,
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WaMu’s CEO of Three Weeks Could Exit with $11.6 Million

September 16, 2011
With JPMorgan Chase’s takeover of Washington Mutual, it’s unclear what role Alan Fishman—who was hired only three weeks ago as WaMu’s new CEO—will play in the combined company. If Fishman leaves, it’s clearhe would be well-compensated for his short tenure.
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New York State Takes Aim at AIG’s Executive Comp

September 16, 2011
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo is threatening legal action to recover ‘unwarranted and outrageous’ expenditures by American International Group Inc., including compensation payments to former executives.
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Dear Workforce How Do We 'Back-Charge' Payroll Costs?

September 7, 2011
How do we "back-charge" payroll costs for a roving internal work team? We are creating a "utility team" that would be trained in several departments. We aren't sure how we should bill departments for borrowing staff from other departments. Is this typically done on an hourly, weekly or some other basis?
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