Michael W. Peregrine
By Michael W. Peregrine on Aug 24, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment
How should corporate boards respond to the Delta variant? In this Forbes article, McDermott’s Michael Peregrine argues that the way in which a board responds to the challenge may “well define its future credibility on workforce culture concerns.” “The new, Delta-prompted potential for intra-organizational clash is the latest and potentially one of the most significant...
By Michael W. Peregrine on Aug 10, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Labor
As the Delta variant continues to spread across the United States, companies are once again having to make tough decisions. In this Forbes article, McDermott partner Michael Peregrine says corporate boards should ask their CEOs how they will respond to the pandemic’s latest development. “At a time when most businesses were aggressively moving forward with...
By Michael W. Peregrine on Jun 17, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans
When the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed its mask guidance in May, the news caught many people—especially corporate America—off guard. In this Forbes article, McDermott partner Michael W. Peregrine argues that companies need to provide stakeholders with clear health and safety messaging in light of mandates from state and local governments....
By Michael W. Peregrine on Jun 3, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits
One of the COVID-19 pandemic’s most insidious harms has been the impact on employee health, morale and productivity arising from the erosion of home/work boundaries. In this Forbes article, McDermott partner Michael W. Peregrine argues that the mitigation of such harms is a board’s business. Access the article.
By Michael W. Peregrine on May 7, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Executive Compensation
Long considered controversial from economic and shareholder perspectives, living wage concepts are receiving more attention in the context of economic policy, social responsibility and ESG investing. As progressive perspectives concerning income equality, and executive and employee compensation, are becoming more mainstream, corporate leaders should prepare for greater engagement in this important conversation. Access the article
By Michael W. Peregrine on Mar 18, 2021
Posted In Employment, Labor
Most corporate directors are familiar with the term “glass ceiling”—as they should be. Fewer directors are familiar with the term “glass cliff”—but they should be. For their ability to recognize the distinction between the two, and respond to the related challenges, will be critical to a company’s efforts to assure gender equality within its workforce....
By Michael W. Peregrine on Feb 23, 2021
Posted In Employment
Corporate governing boards have a substantial homework assignment given multiple important developments affecting board composition and oversight of workforce culture. These developments encompass new surveys from prominent governance and consulting sources, notable litigation trends and a new state law. Collectively, they represent an accelerated focus by third parties on how directors are selected and employees...
By Michael W. Peregrine on Nov 17, 2020
Posted In Employment, Labor
Leadership’s responsibility for assuring gender equality within the workplace just received an important, highly public “push.” In a recent article in Forbes, McDermott partner Michael Peregrine analyzes a crucial study by McKinsey and LeanIn.org, which concluded that women have born an outsized workplace-related burden during the COVID-19 economy. Access the article.
By Michael W. Peregrine on Mar 5, 2020
Posted In Employment, Executive Compensation
Several new, highly public developments showcase prominent executives being subjected to significant financial penalties, loss of employment and reputational damage arising from allegations that they bore responsibility for corporate scandals to which they contributed, directly or indirectly. Even though these developments are unique in their nature and scope, the sheer magnitude of the penalties asserted...
By Michael W. Peregrine and Ralph E. DeJong on May 15, 2018
Posted In Employee Benefits, Executive Compensation
Executive compensation for the health care industry is always an important topic for the board, made even more critical by the provisions of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and recent governance trends. We’re joined by two of the leading health care industry voices on executive compensation practices: Tim Cotter of Sullivan, Cotter and Associates,...