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Government Compensation and Bonuses: Damned if You Don’t, Double-Damned if You Do

As an elected official, you don’t want to wake up and read this in your local media: Detroit — Wayne County Treasurer Raymond Wojtowicz is set today to collect a $23,000 bonus[…]

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Paying College Athletes: The Man Who Sued God

Ernest W. Chambers was a political maverick before the term became fashionable, before it was abused by more cynical politicians.  A civil rights activist, he cared passionately about the economic[…]

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Making It in America: The Pay Behind the Story

A few days ago the January/February 2012 issue of The Atlantic landed in my mailbox.  What immediately caught my eye was “Making It in America,” the cover feature by Adam Davidson, co-founder[…]

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Paying College Athletes: A Letter to the Editor of The New York Times Magazine

In an article in the January 1, 2012, issue of The New York Times Magazine, entitled “Let’s Start Paying College Athletes,” Op-Ed columnist Joe Nocera builds upon the scathing history of the NCAA recently[…]

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The Second Mile and Jerry Sandusky: Is Compensation Relevant?

I am a Penn State grad.  Like all people associated worldwide with that institution, I am shocked, saddened, and bewildered by the hideous acts allegedly committed by Jerry Sandusky, a[…]

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Trade Association Compensation: An Opportunity over the Edge?

Recently, I reviewed the case of Turkia Mullin, the former Economic Development Director of Wayne County, Michigan (including metropolitan Detroit), who received a severance payment from Wayne County when in September[…]

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Severance Pay: A Detroit Variation

When Turkia Awada Mullin applied for and received the position of CEO of the Wayne County [Michigan] Airport Authority in August 2011, she was hired at a salary of $250,000. […]

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Player Compensation and the New NFL Agreement: What Comes When Two Nonprofits Wrestle Over a $9.5 Billion Pot

August 4, 2011, saw the entry of a new 10-year collective bargaining agreement between the National Football League and the National Football League Players Association.  This follows a four-month interregnum[…]

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Running the Numbers: Compensation in the 2011 “Great Colleges to Work For”

In Section B of its July 29, 2011, issue, The Chronicle of Higher Education provides the results of its 2011 “Great Colleges to Work For” survey.  Jointly sponsored by The Chronicle and ModernThink LLC, this is the[…]

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The ZIP Code Incentive: 5 Detroit firms to provide incentives to employees to live in certain neighborhoods

Five major Detroit-based companies have announced that they will provide incentives for their employees to go home – to the right addresses.  All told, $4 million dollars in incentives/benefits may be available[…]

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