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1. Identify and explain the disclosure requirements for executive compensation as established by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Using an Internet search engine, look up an executive compensation disclosure report for a company of your choice and provide a link to that information into the response box. Indicate the specific dollar amount for each SEC required category. Make sure you identify and explain any descriptions under other compensation.

2. What types of bonuses and short-term incentives are common in executive compensation? Provide a detailed explanation for each.

3. Describe the three theories used to set executive compensation. For each theory, name a specific company that uses that theory. Also, explain why the company you have chosen uses one theory over the others.

4. Identify and explain the two types of executive in a company and how they differ from regular employees.

Course Textbook
Martocchio, J.J. (2013). Strategic compensation: A human resource management approach (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall

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The Securities and Exchange Commission has disclosure requirements for executive compensation. The law requires clear, concise, and understandable disclosure about compensation paid to CEOs, CFOs and other high ranking executive offices of public companies. The documents that a company files with the SEC include information about the company's executive compensation policies and practices. The information can be located in the company's annual proxy statement, the company's annual report on Form 10-K, and registration statements filed by the company to register securities for sale to the public. The SEC requires disclosure on executive compensation in the "The Summary Compensation Table"
I looked up the executive compensation disclosure for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. The link to the information is: https://cdn.corporate.walmart.com/ef/b6/690d9c09455e99f7bd6d75560d47/2015-proxy-statement.pdf
The compensation is
For the year 2015, C. Douglas McMillon's Salary is 1,200, 930 0 Stock Awards 14,597, 374 Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation 2,878, 272 Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings 322359 All Other Compensation 393,673 , Total 19,392,608
Similar dollar amounts are also given for Charles M. Holley, Jr. Executive Vice President and CFO, Gregory S. Foran Executive Vice President, David Cheesewright Executive Vice President, Rosalind G. Brewer, Executive Vice President, and Neil M. Ashe Executive Vice President. These can be seen at the link provided. The all other ...

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The response provides you a structured explanation of law, rules, and theories related executive compensation . It also gives you the relevant references.

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