Publication: Corporate Secretary

First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

Whistleblower retaliation, overtime rule key concerns for employers

Littler Mendelson suggests proactive efforts such as a review of confidentiality pacts and a wage and hour auditEmployers are increasingly troubled by actions by federal agencies such as the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 17 2014 - 1 reports

SSA conference highlights unclaimed property risks, shareholder engagement

As increasingly aggressive contract auditors target more firms for property escheatment, firms must seek proper counsel to know how much data to provideAmid Broomfield, Colorado’s majestic Rocky Mountains terrain, roughly 175 transfer agents, unclaimed ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 17 2014]
First reported Jul 16 2014 - Updated Jul 16 2014 - 1 reports

Girding corporate secretaries for their victory lap

New research shows many company secretaries see their individual discretion, freedom of choice, personal morals and ethics as having positive impact on corporate judgmentNow that many of you have had a chance to refresh yourselves and probably broaden ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 16 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Cutting the cost of transfer agents

Service reviews should be done at least every six months and conduct frank discussions with current and potential agentsAs the registered shareholder base of 
publicly traded firms continues to shrink, many issuers are seeking ways to lower the costs ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Corporate Secretary Webinar: Boardroom leadership – Corporate secretaries driving shareowner value

Corporate Secretary  speaks with industry expert Dr Curtis Crawford about boardroom leadershipAs advisers, confidantes and resources for the board, corporate secretaries are uniquely positioned to directly increase the effectiveness of their board of ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 15 2014 - Updated Jul 15 2014 - 1 reports

Entity management: global heat map

Four experts run down the hottest issues and which areas are risky for international subsidiary management, and whyIn order to produce a mid-2014 heat map summing up current challenges, Corporate Secretary 
contacted four experts on global entity management. ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 15 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Appointments: July 2014

Latest personnel moves at American Express, McGraw Hill Financial and McKesson1) Laureen Seeger has left the healthcare industry to become executive vice president and the new general counsel at American Express. She succeeds Louise Parent, who retired ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Quo(ta) vadis, Canada?

Main securities regulator proposes comply-or-explain board diversity that some believe will inevitably lead to quotasThis summer, as every year, Toronto’s financial and business elite will flock to their cottage retreats and gather at sunset around their ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 10 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 1 reports

Challenges of no-action letter requests

With the SEC restricting the reasons that companies can exclude shareholder resolutions from their proxies, more are turning to litigation, inviting other risksFor all the attention companies are devoting to shareholder engagement, this proxy season many ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Morality play

CVS Caremark's decision to cut tobacco plays to both ethical consumers and profit-minded investorsMost CEOs and boards focus on driving growth, raising revenue, pleasing shareholders and positioning the firm for a more profitable tomorrow. Doing the right ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Field guide: the next generation of shareholder activists

As traditional M&A declines, new crop of activists is waging campaigns to control boardrooms sans huge stock positionsIn the hedge fund world, Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management spawned the Tiger Cubs, successors trained by the Old Guard who then adopted ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 08 2014]
First reported Jul 01 2014 - Updated Jul 01 2014 - 1 reports

Court decision nullifies 3 NRLB recess appointments

Companies need to check how NLRB decisions issued from January 2012 to August 2013 affect their business, remembering decisions may be reissuedWith the issuance of its long-awaited decision in Noel Canning v. the NLRB on June 30, the Supreme Court invalidated ... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 01 2014]

Quotes

A comment from audience member Tim Smith, director of ESG shareholder engagement at Walden Asset Management, drove home Cross' remark. "If proponents see more companies pursuing litigation to stop proposals, they will push back with litigation and that will sour the relationships between shareholders and issuers" he warned
...management, budgeting and privacy requirements’ and if necessary, request help to understand new and evolving cybersecurity technologies, says Burg. "The board should ensure the organization has a chief security officer or chief information security officer to oversee the security program."

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Whistleblower retaliation, overtime rule key co... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 22 2014]
SSA conference highlights unclaimed property ri... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 17 2014]
Girding corporate secretaries for their victory... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 16 2014]
Entity management: global heat map [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 15 2014]
Corporate Secretary Webinar: Boardroom leadersh... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 15 2014]
Cutting the cost of transfer agents [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 15 2014]
Appointments: July 2014 [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 11 2014]
Challenges of no-action letter requests [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 10 2014]
Quo(ta) vadis, Canada? [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 10 2014]
Field guide: the next generation of shareholder... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 08 2014]
Morality play [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 08 2014]
Court decision nullifies 3 NRLB recess appointm... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jul 01 2014]
Thinking through governance of foreign susbsidi... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 27 2014]
Court ruling makes defense against class certi... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 24 2014]
Preparing boards for cybersecurity oversight [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 23 2014]
Firms’ security programs lag cyber criminals’ p... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 20 2014]
Millstein Forum mulls evolving capital markets'... [Published Corporate Secretary - Jun 19 2014]
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