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3 Tips for Starting the Conversation on Senior Home Care

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 30, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Talking to our loved ones about the possibility of senior home care can be one heck of an uncomfortable conversation. Your aging mom or dad wants to age in place, and you want to help them achieve that goal safely.

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Topics: elder care, senior caregivers, senior home care

DC Household Employers have 1 Month Remaining to Provide Wage Notices to Current Employees

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 29, 2015 2:00:04 PM

The District of Columbia’s Wage Theft Prevention Amendment Act of 2014, became effective on February 26, 2015. This law does cover household employers - families who employ a nanny, housekeeper, senior caregiver or other domestic service worker. The law requires in part that employers provide written wage notices to their DC employees.  Household employers have until May 27, 2015 to satisfy this requirement with respect to their employees who were employed as of the Act’s effective date of February 26, 2015.

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Topics: nanny pay rate notice, caregiver pay rate notice

How to Choose a Great Nanny Agency in 3 Steps

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 23, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Whether you’re hiring your first nanny, searching for a newborn specialist, or an experienced nanny employer, nanny placement and referral agencies can save you a ton of time and effort.

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Topics: nanny agency

3 Important Planning Points when Bringing your Nanny on Vacation

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 16, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Summer is coming, and with it, some much-needed vacation time! However, traveling with kids can sometimes be such a challenge that you need a vacation from your vacation. Well, there’s an easy solution that keeps the kids happy and allows the “big kids” the freedom to enjoy family time without being bound to “babysitter duty”: bring your nanny on vacation!

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Topics: nanny vacation

I'm a nanny and temporarily disabled due to surgery, what are my benefits?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 9, 2015 3:00:00 PM

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Topics: nanny unemployment insurance, disability insurance, nanny disability insurance

Do This, Not That: Hiring Your First Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 2, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Hiring a nanny for the first time can be a harrowing experience. Before you introduce a new nanny to your children and invite them into your home, you want to be 100% confident that they are the perfect fit for your family. Save yourself the frustration of hiring the wrong nanny by avoiding these common missteps.

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Topics: hiring a nanny

Workers' Compensation: Families it is Risky to Hire a Nanny Without It

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 26, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Workers' compensation insurance protects workers from the medical expenses and lost wages associated with a workplace accident. We generally don't think a nanny's job as particularly  risky, but accidents happen and the consequences can be severe. Many states require household employers to obtain workers' compensation insurance, and in all cases HWS recommends this as a best practice.
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Topics: workers compensation household employees

Cost of Senior Home Care

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 19, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Do you have a aging loved one who may need senior care while you go to work every day? Are you feeling overwhelmed with your caregiving responsibilities?

More families are considering the possibility of privately hiring senior home care for someone it their family as a way to help their loved ones age in place in a safe and happy environment. This is uncharted territory for most people, and adult children who may have hired nannies to care for their children years ago wonder what they need to consider when hiring  senior home care assistance.

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Topics: senior caregivers, Hiring Elder care, hiring care for seniors

Housekeepers and Nanny Taxes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 12, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Confused about how nanny taxes affect the taxes you pay on your housekeeper’s wages? In honor every mom who appeciates extra help keeping the home in order, we thought we’d clear up some common misconceptions surrounding an employer’s tax obligations on their housekeeper’s wages.

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Topics: housekeeper, cleaning lady, nanny tax, nanny taxes

The Consequences of Nanny Tax Fraud

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 5, 2015 1:30:00 PM

Generally, in life, it pays to do things right the first time. Your nanny payroll taxes are no exception to the rule: while it may be tempting to evade these pesky taxes, in the long run, you will be thankful that you managed your household employment taxes well. It will cost much more of your money, time, and patience to deal with the consequences of tax fraud than to file your payroll taxes correctly the first time around!

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Topics: nanny tax audit, nanny tax statute of limitations

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