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Executive Contract Daily

Executive Contract Daily is a regular column that features recently published executive employment contracts from publicly traded companies and the baseline financial terms of each agreement. Douglas N. Biddle, Executive Vice President and CFO, Pacific Financial, Annual Base Salary: $175, 000 Vos International, Alex Minicucci, CEO, Annual Base Salary: $375,000 Akebia Therapeutics, Inc., John P. Butler, President and CEO,… Read more »

Technology Makes or Breaks Employers’ Ability to Comply with Employment Law

Large class-action suits and multimillion-dollar settlements connected to employment law continue to dominate the news. Many center on alleged inaccuracies in the recording of, or payment for, hours worked. Pet supplies giant PetSmart Inc., for instance, has agreed to pay a multimillion-dollar settlementaround claims that the company underpaid thousands of hourly employees. It’s a trend that… Read more »

Law in the Age of Computerized Reproduction – or why Walter Benjamin would have liked ReinventLaw NYC

By Madeline J. Rivlin Adjunct Professor Pace University School of Law, staff member ZeekBeek Listening to the presentations at Reinvent Law NYC it occurred to me that Walter Benjamin would probably have enjoyed the program – and not just because of the brilliant, enthusiastic, innovative speakers and all the talk of “disruption.” One of the… Read more »

Executive Contract Daily

The beauty of running your own blog is getting to make up the rules as you go. Today I’m launching a new weekly “column” entitled “Executive Contract Daily.” I’m not sure if anyone is going to enjoy reading it, but I’m going to give it a go. Here’s the breakdown:  As you may know, my… Read more »

Where’s the best place for lawyers to talk to lawyers?

Where’s the best place for lawyers to talk to lawyers? Get advice, talk shop? I’m not talking about conferences or regional ABA events. I’m talking about online environments, social media platforms, and the like. Where’s the best place to engage with other lawyers? Twitter, Facebook, Reddit? The topic of lawyer communities came up last week… Read more »

4 Awesomely Negotiated Executive Employment Agreements

According to the New York Times, at the time Henrique De Castro was fired from Yahoo!, he was the eighth highest paid executive in Silicon Valley. Analysts who have reviewed De Castro’s Executive Employment Agreement estimate that he’ll walk away with between $88 million and $109 million for his 15 months of work. And while we can… Read more »

My 2013 Year in Review

2013 is drawing to a close, and with that comes my end of the year reflections, and predictions for 2014. 2013 was a great year for— it’s the best we’ve ever had in terms of traffic, but much more significantly, it’s been the most engaged readership we’ve ever had in terms of comments and… Read more »