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The New Federal Overtime Rule: Striking a Balance Between Morale and Compliance

Before the new federal overtime rule goes into effect on Dec. 1, 2016, many U.S. employers will need to evaluate ...
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Are You Sure You Want to Take that 401(k) Loan?

With summer headed toward its inevitable close, you may be tempted to splurge on a pricey "last hurrah" trip. Or ...
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Retirement Plan

IRS Finalizes Rule on Designated Roth Account Disbursements

On May 18, the IRS finalized a rule that will make it easier for retirement plan owners to transfer after-tax ...
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Hawkins Ash CPAs

Getting a Jump-Start on your 401(k) Audit

This is the time of year that you start looking at your 401(k) audit. Here are a few tips for ...
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DOL Change in Fiduciary Rule

As a retirement plan sponsor, you often hear a lot about fiduciary responsibilities and how important it is that you ...
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Forfeitures: Why Reading the Plan Document is So Crucial

Reading and understanding your company's plan document is crucial to making sure your company is complying with the Employee Retirement ...
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New Lease Standard

The New Lease Standard

On February 25, 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (ASU) No. 2016-02, Leases. The issuance ...
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Retirement Plan Leakage

Retirement Plan Leakage: 101

The word "leakage" is a term that most would not associate with retirement savings. You hear the word leakage and ...
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Retirement Plan

Retirement Plan Catch-Up Contributions

Are you thinking about retirement and are concerned you haven't been contributing enough to your employer sponsored retirement plan account? ...
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Wellness Newsletter

Wellness Newsletter – September 2015

Although most people have their blood pressure measured at the doctor’s office once a year, many people aren’t sure what ...
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