October 24, 2016

Today: “Tackling Your 2017 Compensation Disclosures – Proxy Disclosure Conference”

Today is the “Tackling Your 2017 Compensation Disclosures: Proxy Disclosure Conference”; tomorrow is the “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 13th Annual Executive Compensation Conference.” Note you can still register to watch online by using your credit card and getting an ID/pw kicked out automatically to you without having to interface with our staff. Both Conferences are paired together; two Conferences for the price of one.

How to Attend by Video Webcast: If you are registered to attend online, just go to the home page of or to watch it live or by archive (note that it will take about a day to post the video archives after it’s shown live). A prominent link called “Enter Conference Here” – on the home pages of those sites – will take you directly to today’s Conference (and on the top of that Conference page, you will select a link matching the video player on your computer: Windows Media or Flash Player). Here are the “Course Materials,” filled with 180 pages of talking points & practice pointers.

Remember to use the ID and password that you received for the Conferences (which may not be your normal ID/password for or If you are experiencing technical problems, follow these webcast troubleshooting tips. Here is today’s conference agenda; times are Central.

How to Earn CLE Online: Please read these “FAQs about Earning CLE” carefully to see if that is possible for you to earn CLE for watching online – and if so, how to accomplish that. Remember you will first need to input your bar number(s) and that you will need to click on the periodic “prompts” all throughout each Conference to earn credit. Both Conferences will be available for CLE credit in all states except for a few – but hours for each state vary; see this “List: CLE Credit By State.”

Pay Ratio CDIs: The Haiku!

A few days ago, I blogged that Corp Fin issued these 5 CDIs on Item 402(u). We’re posting memos in our “Pay Ratio” Practice Area on

I couldn’t help repeating this creative haiku about the CDIs, from this blog by Gunster’s Gus Schmidt:

Question 128C.01

That reasonably reflects pay
Can be utilized

Question 128C.02

Hourly pay rates
Can we use to calculate?
No! These will not work

Question 128C.03

To calculate it
You must use recent data
90-day limit

Question 128C.04

Furloughed employees?
You must include them too, but
Use annualized pay

Question 128C.05

What about ICs?
Ignore classification
If you set their pay

More on “The Mentor Blog”

We continue to post new items daily on our blog – “The Mentor Blog” – for members. Members can sign up to get that blog pushed out to them via email whenever there is a new entry by simply inputting their email address on the left side of that blog. Here are some of the latest entries:

– Restatements Hit a New Low
– ISS’ “2016 Board Practices Study”
– Is Tracking Stock Making a Comeback?
– Audit Report Transparency: Netherlands Trumps US – Hands Down
– Omnicare Applied to Audit Reports

Broc Romanek