Category Archives: Corporate Law

How to Negotiate a Big Signing Bonus

Want a big signing bonus? You may need to use a little “strategery” to get one, and negotiate for yourself even if you hate doing so. Check out some tips from Parker + Lynch. “Imagine a company interviewing candidates for a recently vacated role. One candidate comes in and almost immediately states that she would need a significant hiring bonus in order to accept the position. Needless to say, she won’t be offered the signing bonus – or the job. Salary negotiations are nerve-wracking enough without adding a signing bonus to the list of details to be hammered out. But if you don’t negotiate for one, you could be leaving some serious cash on the table. Still, you don’t want to broach the subject before you even know whether the company wants to hire you. Here are tips for negotiating a (big) signing bonus the right way.” Read: How to Negotiate a Big Signing Bonus at Parker + Lynch Blog.. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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A Q&A on Wage & Hour Insurance

Machua Millett My recent post about wage and hour exposure and insurance triggered an email exchange with one of the blog’s readers, Machua Millett, who is the Chief Innovation Officer for the financial and professional unit (FINPRO) at Marsh.  The email exchange involved a lot of information that we both agreed might be of interest to all of the blog’s readers. Rather than try to turn the email correspondence into a blog post, we reconstructed the exchange in the form of a Q&A, which is set out below. I would like to thank Mach for reaching out to me in the first place, for his willingness to share ideas and information, and for his willingness to participate in the Q&A, below. My questions are set out in italics, Mach’s answers to each question follow.    How has the insurance market for Wage & Hour exposures changed recently? As the wage and hour insurance market has matured since its basic inception five or six years ago, the….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Changes coming to Canadian Business Corporations Act (CBCA)

Bill C-25 received Royal Assent on May 1, 2018. The bill will amend the CBCA by: reforming certain aspects of director elections; creating requirements for public companies to disclose officer and director diversity representation; and introducing the new Notice-and-Access Regime. While some of the CBCA amendments have come into force, many of the amendments – including those described below – will come into force on a future date. As well, certain amendments must await changes to relevant regulations. The Federal Government has published the proposed regulatory amendments and is currently accepting comments from the public. It is projected that it will take 18-24 months to develop the new regulations. In M&A deals where the target is incorporated under the CBCA, the acquirer should be aware of the implications that Bill C-25 will have on federally incorporated companies. Changes to Director Election Process: For public companies, the new CBCA rules will allow….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Hail to the Chief Justice

Jeffrey Rosen, William Howard Taft (2018). Jordan Singer A bellicose politician is on the warpath. His target: the judiciary. On the stump, he mocks individual judges by name and castigates their rulings. The courts, he declares, should not stand in the way of the needs of the public, much less the energetic executive committed to bringing those needs to fruition. Faced with a hostile Congress, a shortage of judges, and no traditional avenue for self-advocacy, the courts are poorly equipped to respond to these attacks on their own. They need a champion on the outside who can make a case against popular passion and for the rule of law. The story feels conspicuously modern, but it dates back more than a century. The populist demagogue? Theodore Roosevelt. The champion of the judiciary and the rule of law? William Howard Taft. Continue reading "Hail to the Chief Justice"The post Hail to the Chief Justice appeared first on Jotwell... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Staying Where You Are Is a Decision

Staying where you are is a decision, as Kate Reder Sheikh of MLAGlobal points out in a recent article. In a hot legal market, not even considering new opportunities can be a decision you may regret in the future: “An associate reached out to me recently about a job I called her about in October 2017. She is now ready to apply. One small catch: that job has been off the market for 7 months. (To put this in perspective, I’ve had a baby and watched him learn to roll over and sit up in that time.) It was a niche role at the top firm for this work and it was filled in the snap of a finger. She would have been a very strong contender, but the door is closed. In this case, the firm very rarely takes on laterals in San Francisco, and she’s likely to be much too senior for them the next time they do. She regrets not acting sooner. She didn’t realize at the time when she declined to apply that she was making a decision. She probably thought she was….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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