• BOSTON, Feb 8- These are nervous times at the top of North America's oil companies. "2014 is going to look like a pretty good year for most," said Mike Halloran, senior partner and executive compensation specialist at the Dallas office of consulting firm Mercer. In dollar terms, energy company CEOs made an average of $7.3 million in 2013 compared with an average of $5.3...

  • LONDON, Jan 16- Employees should have a say on their bosses bonuses and long-term investors should be rewarded with additional powers and benefits, a senior European Union lawmaker has proposed. The 28- country bloc is revising its rules on shareholder rights to put pressure on companies to focus on long-term sustainable growth and not short-term gains to...

  • Spending the bonus: Do you deserve to splurge? Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 7:30 AM ET
    Woman holding shopping bags

    Savvy investors plan to spend 2014 bonus checks, according to an E*Trade survey, but only some have really earned the right to do that.

  • Would you take your employer to court over a bad bonus?

    Darren Hayward, head of employment at Nockolds, says there will be a surge in High Court claims because of disappointing Christmas bonuses.

  • Bankers to keep bonuses, politicians to keep out?   Thursday, 20 Nov 2014 | 11:40 AM ET
    Bankers to keep bonuses, politicians to keep out?

    Eamonn Butler, director of the Adam Smith Institute, says that despite recent scandals, most bankers should keep their bonuses and politicians shouldn't get involved with running banks.

  • Many expect finance bonuses to decline: Report Monday, 21 Jul 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    A plurality of respondents to a finance industry poll said they expect bonuses to either decline or be non-existent this year.

  • Bonus time on Wall Street   Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 6:52 AM ET
    Bonus time on Wall Street

    Adam Zoia, Glocap Search CEO, discusses which types of hedge funds on the Street scored the biggest payouts and which ones fell flat.

  • BoE's Carney rejects cap on bonuses   Thursday, 16 Jan 2014 | 1:35 AM ET
    BoE's Carney rejects cap on bonuses

    The Bank of England's governor Mark Carney expressed concerns about capping bankers' bonuses, just hours after U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron said cash bonuses at the Royal Bank of Scotland would be limited to £2,000 ($3,284).

  • Cash bonus cap is 'stupid idea': Pro   Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Cash bonus cap is 'stupid idea': Pro

    Bob Parker, senior advisor at Credit Suisse, comments on the U.K government's decision to cap RBS's cash bonus and explains why he thinks it's a "stupid idea."

  • 'Tis bonus season on Wall Street   Friday, 20 Dec 2013 | 7:39 AM ET
    'Tis bonus season on Wall Street

    Ilana Weinstein, IDW Group founder & CEO, takes a look at who is likely to score some hefty cash this holiday season, and compares compensation structures between banks and hedge funds.

  • Big law bonuses going nowhere?   Tuesday, 3 Dec 2013 | 1:45 PM ET
    Big law bonuses going nowhere?

    Elie Mystal, Abovethelaw.com editor, and David Lat, AbovetheLaw.com founder & managing editor, discuss why law firms will be trimming bonuses this year.

  • Should banker bonuses be capped?   Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 2:20 AM ET
    Should banker bonuses be capped?

    Chris Skinner, chairman of the financial services club, tells CNBC that the UK won't be able to compete with Asia and the US if a bonus cap comes into law.

  • UK would feel the pain from a bonus cap: Pro   Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 2:00 AM ET
     The UK would take the pain from a bonus cap: Pro

    Bob McKee, chief economist at Independent Strategy, tells CNBC that only a few individuals would have their bonuses capped under a proposed EU measure and they would be predominantly in the UK.

  • Squawk Box anchors debate the bonus cap   Thursday, 26 Sep 2013 | 1:34 AM ET
       Squawk Box anchors debate the bonus cap

    The Squawk Box Europe team have a heated debate about whether a law that would cap bankers' bonuses is compatible with capitalism.

  • Banks Should Abolish the Bonus System Thursday, 23 May 2013 | 1:49 AM ET

    The bonus system is no longer fit for purpose and should be scrapped. No bank will ever be brave enough to do this on its own, but it would only take one to open the floodgates.

  • Nasdaq CEO's Bonus Cut Over Botched Facebook IPO Friday, 12 Apr 2013 | 2:21 AM ET

    Nasdaq OMX Group said it slashed the 2012 annual bonus of Chief Executive Robert Greifeld by $542,100 over the botched handling of Facebook's initial public offering last year.

  • Bankers Will Go to Hong Kong over London: Pro   Thursday, 21 Mar 2013 | 2:30 AM ET
     Bankers Will Go to Hong Kong over London: Pro

    Brian Caplen, Editor of The Banker, tells CNBC that it is a step in the wrong direction for governments to dictate how much salaries people should be paid.

  • 'Pain Point'? Wall Street Fed Up With Bad Bonuses Thursday, 14 Mar 2013 | 2:07 PM ET

    Two of every five Wall Street workers are ready to head elsewhere, and higher pay may not even help.

  • Bank Bonuses Under Attack?   Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 11:50 AM ET
    Bank Bonuses Under Attack?

    European Union ministers are meeting to consider placing a cap on banker bonuses. Could the bonus cap happen here in the U.S.? John Liu, New York City Comptroller, weighs in.

  • EU Bonus Caps Will Hurt Banking: Expert   Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 11:05 AM ET
    EU Bonus Caps Will Hurt Banking: Expert

    Jon Terry, partner in reward and compensation at PWC, tells CNBC that caps on bankers' bonuses which will prevent pay from being linked to performance, are undoubtedly a bad thing for the industry.