COMPENSATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COMPENSATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) UTA fails to report $14.26M in retirement benefits http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310329-90/benefits-compensation-corrected-difference.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58310329-90/benefits-compensation-corrected-difference.html.csp">UTA fails to report $14.26M in retirement benefits</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-20T18:07:58.868-06:00">Updated Aug 20, 2014 06:07PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Earlier this year, the Utah Transit Authority officially reported that General Manager Michael Allegra’s total 2013 compensation was $346,249. It turns out that was about $52,000 too low — because UTA had failed to include some retirement-pension benefits. His compensation really was $397,900, including all salary, bonuses, benefits and leave. Allegra was not alone. The UTA erroneously omitted reporting a combined total of $14.26 million in retirement benefits for all its employees — about a thi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58310329@www.sltrib.com Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:07:58 MDT Finns worried about backlash to Russian sanctions http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284435-79/finland-percent-russia-sanctions.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58284435-79/finland-percent-russia-sanctions.html.csp">Finns worried about backlash to Russian sanctions</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kati Pohjanpalo</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Bloomberg News</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-11T11:55:08.755-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 11:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Helsinki — After backing the European Union in expanding sanctions against Russia, Finland is now regrouping to consider what it describes as the disproportionate fallout of the crisis on its own economy. No other euro nation is as exposed to the aftermath of the crisis in Ukraine as Finland, trade figures for the single currency bloc show. Prime Minister Alexander Stubb last week underscored the need for “solidarity” in the EU, making clear he expects any measures to “treat EU members similarly...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58284435@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 11:55:08 MDT MLS assesses its future following big summer http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58273520-77/league-mls-players-expansion.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58273520-77/league-mls-players-expansion.html.csp">MLS assesses its future following big summer</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By ANNE M. PETERSON</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-09T23:31:25.177-06:00">Updated Aug 9, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Portland, Ore. • This summer showed Major League Soccer that attracting U.S. fans to the game is no longer an issue. It’s engaging them that the league sees as its next step. MLS wrapped up its All-Star game celebration Wednesday night with a 2-1 victory over German power Bayern Munich. The match at Portland’s Providence Park capped a wildly successful few months for the sport stateside, following the U.S. national team’s run to the round of 16 in Brazil that drew record television ratings. And ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582735202014-08-09T23:31:25.177-06:00" id="#license-2014-08-09T23:31:25.177-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58273520@www.sltrib.com Sat, 09 Aug 2014 23:31:25 MDT Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232793-79/russia-yukos-billion-company.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58232793-79/russia-yukos-billion-company.html.csp">Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANICA KIRKA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-28T10:07:02.028-06:00">Updated Jul 28, 2014 10:07AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">London • An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay over $50 billion in compensation to the former majority shareholder of now-defunct oil producer Yukos over the expropriation of the company more than 10 years ago. In one of the largest arbitration cases ever, a subsidiary for GML Ltd., once the biggest shareholder in Yukos Oil Co., had sought $103.5 billion from Russia. The Russian government under President Vladimir Putin in 2003 leveled massive tax claims against Yukos, then Russ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-582327932014-07-28T10:07:02.028-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-28T10:07:02.028-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58232793@www.sltrib.com Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:07:02 MDT College football: SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196000-77/players-ncaa-think-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58196000-77/players-ncaa-think-college.html.csp">College football: SEC players mostly leave lobbying to others</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DAVID BRANDT </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and JOHN ZENOR</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Hoover, Ala. • Southeastern Conference players have mostly been content to let league administrators and coaches take up the drumbeat for NCAA reform — not that they’re complaining. SEC commissioner Mike Slive has even said the Big Five conferences could break away from the NCAA if players aren’t compensated more properly. South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has advocated that players should be getting a bigger piece of college athletics’ substantial monetary pie for years. Maybe the most ambiva...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581960002014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-17T23:12:03.049-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58196000@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:12:03 MDT Rampell: It’s not Chelsea’s fault that celebrity pays so well http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58185965-82/clinton-kardashian-appearance-celebrity.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58185965-82/clinton-kardashian-appearance-celebrity.html.csp">Rampell: It’s not Chelsea’s fault that celebrity pays so well</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Catherine Rampell</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T16:03:19.843-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 04:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Talons drawn, the media have descended upon Chelsea Clinton. Again. Not for her frizzy hair, now smoothed with a killer blowout, or for that preteen metal mouth, now braces-free and pearly white. This time the attacks are over how much money she makes — for her network television fluff pieces and well-attended gigs on the lecture circuit — despite her stick-thin résumé. “The former First Daughter has never run for office, held a public policy job or done philanthropic work outside her family bus...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58185965@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 16:03:19 MDT GM won’t limit compensation in ignition-switch crashes http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58134773-68/feinberg-switches-claims-caused.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58134773-68/feinberg-switches-claims-caused.html.csp">GM won’t limit compensation in ignition-switch crashes</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOAN LOWY </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">and TOM KRISHER</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T21:26:40.56-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 09:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • The attorney overseeing General Motors’ compensation to victims of small-car crashes says there’s no limit to what the company will pay, provided the crashes were caused by faulty ignition switches. The tally could climb into billions of dollars. GM links 13 deaths to defective ignition switches in cars such as the Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion. But trial lawyers and lawmakers say hundreds of others could file claims of wrongful death and injury. Kenneth Feinberg, one of the coun...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581347732014-06-30T21:26:40.56-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T21:26:40.56-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58134773@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:26:40 MDT At a glance: GM ignition switch compensation plan http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132492-79/crashes-feinberg-compensation-says.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58132492-79/crashes-feinberg-compensation-says.html.csp">At a glance: GM ignition switch compensation plan</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By The Associated Press </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T10:30:02.485-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 10:30AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">General Motors Co. has hired Kenneth Feinberg, the nation’s most well-known compensation expert, to pay people harmed in crashes caused by faulty ignition switches in older-model small cars. GM says it’s trying to do the right thing by making the payments. The company says at least 54 crashes and 13 deaths were caused by the problem, but lawyers and lawmakers say there will be hundreds of claims. GM is recalling 2.6 million small cars from 2003-2011 due to the problem. Feinberg says there’s no l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581324922014-06-30T10:30:02.485-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-30T10:30:02.485-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132492@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:30:02 MDT UTA board takes step to keep pay reasonable http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58114741-90/uta-compensation-board-pay.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/58114741-90/uta-compensation-board-pay.html.csp">UTA board takes step to keep pay reasonable</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Lee Davidson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-26T11:33:34.059-06:00">Updated Jun 26, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Amid lingering controversy over high salaries for Utah Transit Authority executives, the UTA Board voted Wednesday to require that compensation be comparable to pay at similar agencies elsewhere. Specifically, it approved a new policy that says “total compensation and benefits” must “represent market value for the skills employed within comparable industry labor markets made up of appropriate transit, government and non-profit sectors.” Some state lawmakers and community watchdogs have criticiz...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58114741@www.sltrib.com Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:33:34 MDT 15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58113432-79/ahmed-baby-cream-medical.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/money/58113432-79/ahmed-baby-cream-medical.html.csp">15 medical professionals indicted in $25M scheme</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TAMI ABDOLLAH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-25T10:14:02.809-06:00">Updated Jun 25, 2014 10:14AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Fifteen doctors, pharmacists and others medical professionals in Southern California have been charged in a $25 million workers’ compensation scam that prosecutors say was linked to the death of a baby. Recently unsealed indictments allege that Kareem Ahmed, who heads the workers’ compensation claims management firm Landmark Medical Management, hired pharmacists to produce a pain-relief cream, gave kickbacks to doctors and chiropractors to prescribe it, and also conspired to submit...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581134322014-06-25T10:14:02.809-06:00" id="#license-2014-06-25T10:14:02.809-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58113432@www.sltrib.com Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:14:02 MDT