HomeWork Solutions: The Household Employee Experts

2015 Updates for Household Employers

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Dec 16, 2014 9:09:00 AM

Payroll changes often happen at the begining of the calendar year, and nanny tax related changes are no different. The HomeWork Solutions household payroll experts have assembled a short overview of changes a nanny employer, employer of a senior caregiver, or any household employer needs to know.

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Topics: nanny health insurance, nanny mileage reimbursement, New York household payroll, Affordable Care Act, california household employment, DC household payroll

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Hiring a Nanny

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Dec 9, 2014 9:14:00 AM

New parents often envision that hiring a nanny will be the magic bullet that solves their childcare challenges. Hiring the nanny itself, however, is an activity fraught with worry, stress, and the fear of actually hiring the wrong nanny. Here we offer parents a short list of common mistakes families make when hiring a nanny, and tips to avoid them. Let HWS help you make your experience hiring a nanny simpler and worry free.

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Topics: hiring a nanny, interview a nanny

Household Employers: A Conversation on the Affordable Care Act

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Dec 4, 2014 8:35:00 AM

Many clients and their household employees have questions about their responsibilities and opportunities related to health insurance and the Affordable Care Act. We hope that the following FAQ will help clear up some confusion.

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Topics: nanny health insurance, senior caregiver health insurance, Affordable Care Act

DC Enacts Wage Theft Prevention Legislation

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Dec 2, 2014 8:38:00 AM

Household employers in the District of Columbia will have new, important obligations to their household employees in 2015.

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Topics: nanny pay rate notice, caregiver pay rate notice

How Do I Pay Nanny Taxes for my Housekeeper?

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on Nov 25, 2014 5:47:00 PM

At Thanksgiving last year, The Crawford Family got together as so many families do on this day to share a traditional meal, spend time together and talk about where they are and where they want to go.

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Topics: housekeeper, household payroll tax

5 Attitudes Every Nanny Should Bring to the Workplace

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Nov 18, 2014 6:26:00 PM

The keys to a nanny's success in the workplace all revolve around attitude. The "secret sauce" all successful professional nannies bring to their workplace includes the following attitudes:

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Topics: nanny job satisfaction, nanny

Long Term Care Insurance Can Help Pay for In-Home Senior Care

Posted by Ryan Findley on Nov 11, 2014 8:25:00 AM

The growing national movement towards aging in place is challenging many families. As noted recently in the New York Times, "Aging in community is important for preserving the quality of life for older adults and providing stability to neighborhoods." 

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Holiday Tipping: Ideas for Employers of Nannies and Caregivers

Posted by Joe Frisbee on Nov 4, 2014 5:53:00 PM

"Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude." ~ Ralph Marston 

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Topics: caregiver bonus, nanny bonus

INA Nanny Salary and Benefits Survey

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Oct 31, 2014 12:27:00 PM

The International Nanny Association is conducting it’s 2014 Salary & Benefits Survey  now!  This survey collects valuable industry benchmarking information which helps both families and nannies.  If you are a nanny or nanny/ household manager, please take a few moments and take this survey.   The responses are confidential, but the results will be gathered and shared with the public. National and international media also reference the INA Salary Surveys.

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Topics: nanny salary, nanny benefits

How a Nanny Addresses Pay on the Books with a Family

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Oct 28, 2014 5:51:00 PM

I recently attended Nannypalooza in Philadelphia where I was asked by a nanny in attendance if I could coach her on how to speak to her employer about being paid on the books. Immediately several other nannies joined the conversation, sharing that this is one of the most difficult conversations to initiate with their employers.

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Topics: nanny off the books, nanny payroll

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