This article will discuss the general history of executive compensation and the concept of "excessive compensation" as it has developed in corporate America. The article advocates a change in current SEC disclosure requirements which are set out in Appendix A of this article. The development of ratios as a tool of financial analysis is discussed to establish the legitimacy of their use. The author then offers an example of a stockholder proposal to make use of compensation ratios.
Northern Illinois University Law Review
Cotton, James A.
"Toward Fairness in Compensation of Management and Labor: Compensation Ratios, A Proposal for Disclosure,"
Northern Illinois University Law Review: Vol. 18:
1, Article 6.
James A. Cotton, Toward Fairness in Compensation of Management and Labor: Compensation Ratios, A Proposal for Disclosure, 18 N. Ill. U. L. Rev. 157 (1997).