What Does the DOL Look For In An Audit?

A Department of Labor (DOL) Audit can be a costly and time consuming endeavor. In addition to monetary penalties, those subjected to an audit can spend a significant amount of time gathering information in response the DOL’s inquiries. By 2016, the DOL’s monetary recoveries exceeded $700 million. What Triggers a

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Preparing For an Employee Benefit Plan Audit

For many growing businesses, there may come a time for an when an employee benefit plan (EBP) audit is mandated by the Department of Labor. If you’re not prepared for the additional scrutiny, especially in light of ever-changing rules and procedures governing qualified employee benefit plans, it can cost valuable

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401(k) Contribution Limits Increased for 2018

For the first time in three years, the IRS has increased the annual 401(k) contribution limit for 2018. The annual limit was increased $500, to $18,500. The catch-up contribution limit remains unchanged at $6,000, resulting in a total contribution limit of $24,500 for individuals over the age of 50. Additionally,

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How Non-Profits Use Compensation to Incentivize Performance

Incentivizing performance can be a powerful tool for attracting and retaining top talent. In fact, more than 80 percent of top executives in the private sector participate in incentive plans. Like their counterparts in corporate America, non-profits are realizing that incentivizing staff is just good business. Recent studies have found

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