Protecting Wealth Through the Use of Family Offices

Family Offices - BlueStone LLC

Family offices act as the heart of a family’s operations, doing everything from managing their financial lives to overseeing their investments, paying bills, pursuing philanthropic activities and making travel arrangements. The scope of the family office’s operations depends on the family’s wishes, as well as its budget. For many families, having a qualified team in … Read more

The Whys and Hows of Outsourcing Payroll

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In Bloomberg Tax & Accounting’s 2019 Payroll Benchmarks Survey, 69.2% of respondents said they used outside vendors to perform payroll functions, while only 30.8% said they did not outsource payroll. Let’s look at the practical and financial reasons so many companies are taking the payroll outsourcing plunge. Payroll compliance Payroll laws are numerous in scope, … Read more

5 Must-Haves for Any Payroll Solution

5 Must-Haves for Any Payroll Solution

Studies show¬†that the vast majority of employers use payroll software, which saves time by automating manual processes and decreasing administrative labor. The software calculates gross-to-net wages and enables direct deposit payments. However, there’s more to payroll than paying wages. To meet your other payroll needs, the software must have five important attributes: integration, self-service, tax … Read more

EEOC Provides Updated Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccine Policies

COVID - 19 Vaccine Policies - BlueStone LLC

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has updated its guidance on workplace COVID-19 vaccine policies. The agency’s original guidance, issued in December 2020, addressed COVID-19 vaccine mandates, discussing COVID-19 diagnosis or vaccination status with employees, and handling reasonable accommodation requests from employees. The EEOC’s updated guidance clarifies whether employers can mandate COVID-19 vaccinations and offer incentives … Read more