The last year has seen an increased focus on perceived excesses in executive pay, leading to a new level of involvement by the federal government. In particular, under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (EESA) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), institutions that are receiving financial assistance through the Treasury Department’s Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) became subject to several rounds of increasingly intrusive restrictions on executive pay. 

While these restrictions do not directly impact companies that are not participating in TARP, few companies will be immune from the impact of the legislation. A common question we are receiving from clients is how these rules and restrictions may affect their own companies and the future of executive compensation in the United States.

Click to read more on Hay Group’s view of key restrictions and their potential impacts

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