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EPA's Clean Energy Incentive Program
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2016

The Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Energy Incentive Program (CEIP) allows participants to earn tradeable emissions credits for operating


New Proposed Rules on Banker Incentive Compensation Released
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 21 2016

The National Credit Union Administration, or NCUA, became the first of six Agencies to unveil a revised rule proposal under Section 956 of the


EEOC Loses Another Wellness Case, Part 1
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2016

The EEOC has been bringing lawsuits against employers challenging wellness programs. A recent case involved a company that had previously provided a


Dodd-Frank executive compensation overview
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • June 25 2012

The Dodd-Frank Act looks like it will affect compensation and benefits law in three main areas.


The VISIT-USA Act: are foreign homebuyers the key to an economic recovery?
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 15 2011

The Visa Improvements to Stimulate International Tourism to the United States of America Act (the “VISIT-USA Act”) proposes a public-private hybrid solution to the lagging residential real estate market in the United States.


The errors in the Cincinnati Bell say-on-pay decision
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2011

As we noted, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio recently declined to grant a motion to dismiss filed by the officers and directors of Cincinnati Bell that resulted from a failed say-on-pay vote required by the Dodd-Frank Act.


Another executive agrees to Sarb-Ox clawback even though not at fault
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2011

The SEC announced a settlement with the former chief financial officer of Beazer Homes USA to recover his bonus compensation and stock sale profits from the period when the Atlanta-based homebuilder was committing accounting fraud.


MSRB proposes groundbreaking rules on obligations of municipal securities underwriters to government bond issuers
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2011

The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board, or MSRB, has requested approval from the SEC of a notice that would establish detailed obligations of underwriters of municipal securities to their state and local government clients covering clear disclosure of risks and conflicts of interest, among other things.


CFPB releases report on issues facing users of international money transfers
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 21 2011

A report released by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, recommends principles for maximizing consumers’ ability to receive and use exchange rate information when making remittance transfers, and examines the incentives and challenges related to using remittance data in credit scores.


Final rules permit FDIC to clawback compensation based on negligence for covered financial companies
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2011

The FDIC has adopted final rules which provide that the FDIC, as receiver of a covered financial company, may recover from senior executives and directors who were substantially responsible for the failed condition of the company any compensation they received during the two-year period preceding the date on which the FDIC was appointed as receiver, or for an unlimited period in the case of fraud.