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What the New Overtime Rules Mean for You

On May 18, the Department of Labor (DOL) came out with its new final rules, which take effect on December 1, 2016. The rules will significantly raise the salary level used to determine whether employees are eligible for overtime and will affect more than 4 million salaried employees, according to the DOL.

Unexpected Retirement Plan Disqualification Can Trigger Serious Tax Problems

It’s not unusual for the IRS to conduct audits of qualified employee benefit plans, including 401(k)s. Plan sponsors are expected to stay in compliance with numerous, frequently changing federal laws and regulations. If the IRS uncovers compliance errors and the plan sponsor doesn’t fix them, the plan could be disqualified.

EMV Compliance: Are You Ready for the October 1 Deadline?

On October 1, a liability shift goes into effect that may entice businesses to adopt modern "chip" technologies to more effectively combat fraud from counterfeit cards. Here's critical information that merchants and consumers should know about the liability shift going forward.

AHP Announces Merger with Owosso Firm, Demis & Wenzlick, P.C.

Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC welcomes seventh office statewide.

Andrews Hooper Pavlik Announces Two Partner Promotions

Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC (AHP) is proud to announce the promotions of Kellie M. Bos, CPA and Carrie L. Hindmon, CPA, CSEP to partner.

Shellshock Vulnerability: Businesses Should Continue to Monitor


Various patches have been released to update the Bash interface, however related vulnerabilities continue to be discovered. Businesses should determine if there are any installations of Bash on their network, and whether or not those installations are vulnerable.

Michigan Minimum Wage Increases to $8.15 Effective September 1, 2014

Michigan's minimum wage is set to increase a total of 25% over the next four years. The increase will take place gradually, with the first increase coming up in September.

Community Banking Advisor: Summer 2014 Edition

Learn more about two cybersecurity threats that loom over financial institutions, weighing in on your borrowers’ working capital levels, and how to avoid these common holding-company reporting errors.

Heartbleed Bug Causes Vulnerability


Learn about the Heartbleed bug and what can be done to protect yourself.

Cloud Computing: What is it all about?


A buzzword in business and IT circles for the past several years, cloud computing continues to grow in popularity.

Payroll Tax Changes for 2014 and Other Matters

2014 updates on payroll taxes, mileage rates, and 1099's.

2014 Pension Limits and Thresholds


A few items to update you on current limits as they relate to your qualified retirement plan.

AHP Celebrates 20 Years in Business

AHP got its start in October 1993 when AHP took over the Ernst & Young offices in the Saginaw and Greater Lansing areas. It was then that Jim Andrews, Mark Hooper, and Kim Pavlik, along with 26 others, started AHP based on a foundation of large firm experience and quality along with attention to service based on close relationships.

COSO’s Internal Control Framework Gets Updated


The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) recently updated its Internal Control – Integrated Framework. COSO originally issued the framework in 1992 to address the need for a common approach to implementing and evaluating internal control.

Deadline Approaching for Employers to Provide Notice on Health Insurance Marketplace

Certain employers must provide written notice to employees about health insurance coverage they offer, along with an explanation of the options available through the Marketplace.

Community Banking Advisor Summer 2013

AHP's quarterly newsletter for financial institutions.

Start Your Business Right by Minding the Details


You just had a great idea. Customers will love it. You want to start a business or lead your organization down a new path. Now what?

Community Banking Advisor Spring 2013

AHP's quarterly newsletter for financial institutions.

Beware of Scam Targeting Corporations in Michigan

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) warns of scam targeting Michigan corporations.

Highlights of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Signed on January 2, 2013, by the President, the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 addresses a raise in taxes for higher income households, provides a fix to the Alternative Minimum Tax, and extends a few tax credits. AHP has summarized the key tax provisions of the Act in order to illustrate how it may affect you.

Community Banking Advisor Winter 2013

AHP's quarterly newsletter for financial institutions.

IRS Sets Effective Date for Repair/Capitalization Regulations

Last month, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued Notice 2012-73 regarding the intent of Treasury to issue final regulations in 2013 regarding the deduction and capitalization of expenditures related to tangible property. It is important to become familiar with how these regulations will affect your business.

AHP Announces the Promotion of Laura Ebel to Partner

Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC (AHP) is proud to announce the promotion of Laura M. (Kloha) Ebel to partner, effective January 1, 2013.

Is Your Organization Zombie-Resilient?


Why should you care about the zombie apocalypse? While the likelihood of a literal zombie attack may be zero, it has obvious advantages as a metaphor for being prepared and surviving a catastrophe.

Eliminating Waste in Business Processes


How eliminating waste from your processes helps your business.

Social Media: What a Financial Institution Needs to Know


For a financial institution social media is two things. First it is a method for you to promote your financial institution and its products very inexpensively. Second, it is a way for your customers to very publicly express their opinion of your financial institution and its services.

Mobile Devices in Business


Using mobile devices for business purposes.

Fraud Risk Prevention


Learn how to prevent fraud within your business.

Is Your Nonprofit Organization at Risk?


Managing a nonprofit organization can be stressful! This article can help put your mind at ease.

The Lending Environment and Its Effect on Your Business

Will you qualify for a loan when you need it? This article will help you prepare!

Financial Statements: An Opportunity to Tell Your Story

These tips can help you build effective financial statements!

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