Timothy J. Bartl
Heather Slavkin Corzo
Here’s your chance to help shape the debate on the CEO pay ratio rule.
Most companies staunchly oppose the rule, which beginning in 2018 will require them to disclose the ratio of the CEO’s compensation to the median pay level among all company workers.
Three experts have already shared their opinions on the matter in this edition of Square-Off (see box). But what do you think? Will the pay ratio rule result in fairer pay for workers of public companies? Will it help shareholders understand how “companies choose to distribute the money earned from productivity gains or new technologies,” as Heather Savkin Corzo believes? And will it also help shareholders ensure that the CEO is not “hoarding all the benefits generated from the team’s success” but instead is [sharing] them more broadly?
In the opposite camp are plenty of experts upset about this transparency measure. They believe it is wrongheaded and “produces a misleading, immaterial, and politically motivated disclosure while creating an administratively burdensome reporting requirement,” as Timothy Bartl writes.
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