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Nannying with a Work At Home Parent (Part 1)

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Feb 21, 2017 4:45:00 PM

Many companies are now allowing their employees to work remotely, which means they can work from home rather than heading into the office for a traditional work day. Telework for a parent has many benefits, but it can also prove challenging if you’re looking for nanny services.

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Topics: nanny job satisfaction

Financial Professionals: Advising Clients with Private Hire Senior Care

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Feb 14, 2017 8:23:00 AM

More and more families today are looking to hire in-home health care workers to assist with aging parents that are living with ailments or facing serious mental declines including dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. However, the cost of hiring in-home caregivers has been on the rise for several years, with the average cost of a home health aide being over $45,000 per year. (1)  Many families choose to privately hire, as an agency employed caregiver can cost $25 - 40 per hour while a privately hired caregiver can be $12 - $18 per hour. 

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Topics: independent elder care hire, senior home care

Tips for Hiring a Live In Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Feb 7, 2017 7:50:00 AM

If you’ve recently started the process of searching for a new nanny, you know that finding the right nanny to nurture your kids is an incredibly big job. When it comes to looking for a live-in nanny, remember that you’re not just hiring a nanny to care for your kids, but you’re also looking for someone that can live well with you in a roommate style situation.

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Topics: live-in nanny

New Smart I-9 Form Jan 22 17

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 31, 2017 4:39:00 PM

For nearly two decades the Federal Government has required that anyone - including a household employer - hiring an individual to work in the United States verify that the individual is authorized to work in the U.S. It does not matter if the empoyee is a citizen, immigrant with a green card or an alien with an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). Everyone must be checked. Employers must maintain an I-9 form on file for every employee on their payroll. 

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Topics: employment authorization

Trump Nominees Tripped Up by the Nanny Tax — Don’t Make the Same Mistake

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 26, 2017 12:35:59 PM

We’ve seen it shatter the dreams of potential officeholders, time and time again — no, it’s not adultery, bribery, or breaking into the Democratic National Headquarters — we’re talking about the nanny tax.

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Topics: nanny tax, nanny taxes

Trusting Your Instincts When Hiring a Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 24, 2017 8:46:00 AM

Your gut instincts are a powerful tool to help you hire the best nanny for YOUR family.

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Topics: hiring a nanny, nanny interview

Best Practices For Training New Nannies [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 19, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Are you thinking of hiring a new nanny? Here’s everything you need to know about training your nanny and bringing her up to speed in no-time.

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Topics: nanny, nannies, nanny training

Writing a Nanny Contract: Things You Need to Know

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 17, 2017 7:52:00 AM

If you’re hiring a nanny, writing a nanny contract is a crucial step in the process of hiring. Although it’s not a legally required document, it’s very beneficial to have a contract in place.

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Topics: nanny work agreement, nanny contract

Nannies, Effective Ways To Talk To An Angry Mom Boss

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 10, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Confrontation is not always easy, but as a nanny, you may face it at some point with a parent of the children you’re watching. This can be an awkward time – especially if the parent is very angry or disgruntled. However, talking to an upset parent doesn’t have to be a problem, but rather a challenge that can be overcome. Here are some tips on how to deal with an upset mom or dad.

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Topics: nanny management

Household Employee Health Care Benefits Change Again

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 9, 2017 3:45:07 PM

On Tuesday, December 13, 2016 President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act. Tucked away inside the 1000 page legislation is a provision that allows employers to use Health Reimbursement Arrangements to compensate employees who buy their own insurance.

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Topics: nanny health insurance, employee health insurance, senior caregiver health insurance

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