On April 6, 2016, the Department of Labor introduced a new rule extending and strengthening its existing definition of a fiduciary. Previously, while many financial advisors such as Certified Financial Planners and Registered Investment Advisors were subject to these fiduciary standards, brokers and insurance agents were exempt. Rather, they abided
Over the past several months, the U.S. Department of Labor has been developing new rules that would raise the salary threshold for whether an employee is exempt from overtime pay. On May 18th, the final regulations were released, and they present a dramatic change from the current rules. Millions more
Does your organization provide services that are critical to another organization’s success? Does your organization process or store information for other organizations? If you can answer “yes” to either of these questions, it is more than likely that you need a Service Organization Control report, or SOC for short!
Barnes Dennig recently received a “clean” inspection report from the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). This means the inspection of the firm’s SEC audit practice did not identify any audit performance issues or quality control defects (“clean report”). Barnes Dennig is the only firm headquartered in the area that
As a business owner, wouldn’t it be nice to know how the economy is going to perform in the future, so adjustments can be made to the business model before a change in business climate? I recently attended Alan Beaulieu’s economic forecast, sponsored by Barnes Dennig, Huntington Bank and DBL
Data centers are generally defined as a group of networked computer servers typically used by organizations for the remote storage, processing, or distribution of large amounts of data. If purchasing or owning your own data center is not advantageous, colocation can be a valuable option. Data centers that offer colocation