HR Compliance Audit – What to Know, Where to Start

HR Compliance Audit – What to Know, Where to Start

If you’re responsible for human resources in your company, then you know that staying compliant with state and federal laws is a never-ending job. Every day seems to bring new changes or challenges, and it can be hard to keep up. That’s why our team of HR consultants  believes an HR compliance audit is so … Read more

How To Achieve Excellence in HR Service Delivery

The human resource function is responsible for providing services as well as support to employees during their time working for a company, from hiring, onboarding, training and development to payroll, benefits and termination. This “services and support” arm is known as “HR service delivery.”  HR service delivery: Then and now Historically, HR has always been … Read more

Choosing a Business Structure: C Corps, LLCs, PCs and S Corp

How to structure your business is one of the first, and most important, considerations a business must make. Following are details about four corporate structures available to businesses. C Corporations C corporations are considered to be the business structure of choice for many businesses, particularly for those selling goods. Unlike sole proprietorships, C corps shield … Read more

New Independent Contractor Rules: Do They Affect Your Employees?

The Department of Labor’s final rule for employee or independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act rescinds the 2021 Independent Contractor Rule, replacing it with guidance on analysis that’s more consistent with the FLSA as interpreted by longstanding judicial precedent, and was scheduled to take effect March 11, 2024. The final rule reduces … Read more

Think Your Business Doesn’t Need an Employee Handbook? Think Again!

The employee handbook is no longer viewed as just a communication tool for employers. It’s now regarded as a protection strategy as well. The handbook can be your recipe for onboarding success and your legal knight in shining armor, regardless of your business size. Consider the following basic information that’s typically given to new hires … Read more

BlueStone Services Accounting Team Team Recognized in I95 Business Magazine

We are thrilled to be recognized in I95 Business Magazine again! Read the article to learn more about how accounting is about much more than ensuring a company’s books are balanced or that taxes are sent in on time. Our approach to accounting as unique as our clients. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE:

Mastering the Art of Negotiating Payor Contracts in Healthcare

In the intricate realm of healthcare, the art of negotiating payor contracts is a skill that can significantly impact the financial well-being of medical practices. As the landscape of healthcare reimbursement continues to evolve, mastering this art becomes more crucial than ever. Let’s delve into the key elements that contribute to successful payor contract negotiations. … Read more

Payroll Tax Rates and Contribution Limits for 2024

Understanding payroll tax rates and contribution limits is crucial for both employees and employers as it directly impacts financial planning, compliance with tax regulations, and overall fiscal responsibility. Payroll taxes fund essential government programs such as Social Security and Medicare, making it essential to grasp the rates and limits associated with these contributions. Staying informed … Read more

The Importance of Confidentiality in HR

Human resource professionals are held to the highest standards when it comes to confidentiality. To see why, you only need to look at the type of information that flows into HR. When confidential information is compromised, it can lead to severe consequences, ranging from financial losses to irreparable damage to reputations. Personal information falling into … Read more

Employee Engagement by the Numbers: Unveiling Critical Statistics

Table of Contents Introduction The Importance of Employee Engagement Statistics Global Engagement Trends Engagement Rates by Industry Factors Influencing Engagement Rates The Role of Leadership The Importance of Work-Life Balance Learning and Development Opportunities The Remote Work Revolution The Economic Impact of Employee Engagement Employee Turnover and Retention Future Projections About Employee Engagement Conclusion Changes … Read more