A bill for an Act to prohibit late payment, underpayment of workers' wage, pension and other emoluments
in Nigeria, sighted by Sunday Tribune as being sponsored by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, prescribes penalties for violations and other related matters.
The Founding Fathers inserted flexibility into the Emoluments
Clause by allowing public officials to disclose foreign emoluments
and request the approval of Congress.
The power that is allegedly nullified is not the power to deny consent to any particular emolument
; it is the opportunity to vote on the question at all, which is a right belonging to each individual member of Congress.
In 1975, the Supreme Court of New Mexico explained that the term emolument
"does not refer to the fixed salary alone that is attached to the office, but includes such fees and compensation as the incumbent of the office is by law entitled to receive." (30) This is also the view of judicial authority from other state supreme courts, including, for example, the Supreme Court of Washington (31) and the Supreme Court of Minnesota, (32) of state executive branch officers, (33) and of persuasive domestic (34) and foreign (35) scholarly authority.
The Constitution itself provides a synonym for "emolument
" in Article II, section 1, clause 7, which is sometimes called the Compensation Clause.
"Professionals shouldn't underestimate the fluidity of recruitment in banking in the UAE," Emolument
As noted above, an emolument
includes compensation or other items of value.
The former minister agreed to receive the emolument
only after consultations to ensure that it did not contradict Bahrain's constitution and was keen to pay it back after learning that there had been a suspicion it had contravened the constitution, Mr Humaidan said.
Information from Torit outlined the major problems facing the Speaker was management and disbursement of assembly fund especially emolument
to members she regards loyal to her.
Current law required the reporting of the salary, compensation, and emolument
received by the three senior officers and directors of the company and the salary, compensation, or emoluments
received by any officer or other person, firm, or corporation which amounts to more than $60,000 annually.
Business must be prepared for another fight because what can happen is that a bill like this earns a veto, but the losing side negotiates for an emolument
to ease the pain, one which ends up being taken out of the hide of business in some other form.