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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

Paying Nannies Legally is the Right Thing to Do

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 3, 2017 3:07:00 PM

Having a child is a big commitment – it takes time, patience, and money, but the rewards of being a parent are unlike anything else in life. For many parents, the change in lifestyle that comes with parenting means that you need some extra hands.

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Topics: nanny tax, domestic employer legal responsibilities

How to Hire a Nanny Safely

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 27, 2016 7:22:00 AM

Finding a nanny to watch your children is one of the most important decisions that you’ll make as a parent and there are truly some wonderful nannies out there searching for a job. Once you have put out a job notice and have started narrowing down your candidates, you’ve crossed the first hurdle. Next, you’ll need to spend some time getting to know the candidate and doing some in-depth research on each person.

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Topics: hiring a nanny, nanny background screening

2016 Nanny Tax Round-up

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 20, 2016 8:49:00 AM

2016 was a busy year in household employment. From Domestic Worker Bill of Rights legislation, stepped up enforcement of independent contractor misclassification and the implementation of Fair Labor Standards Act updates impacting in home senior caregivers and domestic worker overtime eligibility, the states and Federal governments have been busy in this arena.

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Topics: domestic workers bill of rights, worker misclassification independent contractor, companionship exemption

Honest Conversation about Nanny Compensation

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 14, 2016 10:51:50 AM

Psst! We have a secret for you. Pull your chair up, adjust your glasses, and start reading. Let’s get down to the nitty gritty – we have some secrets we want to share.

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Topics: nanny salary

Illinois Domestic Worker Bill of Rights Enacted

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 13, 2016 8:02:00 AM

If you employ domestic employees in the state of Illinois, there is a new law that has recently been enacted that will protect domestic workers from employer discrimination. The changes will be enacted starting January 1, 2017 and are important for employers to take note of.

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Topics: domestic workers bill of rights

Senior Care Costs On the Rise in 2016

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 6, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Saving for retirement is incredibly important, but recent reports show that saving for the senior citizen years is even more important, simply because the cost of aging is steadily on the rise. According to a recent industry survey, the median annual bill for a private nursing room is over $91,000, with some states costing over $150,000 a year and even more. Marked price increases are occurring at assisted living facilities as well, and costs for home health care and adult day health care are increasing, too.

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Topics: senior home care

Early W-2 Deadlines Stress Household Employers

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 1, 2016 3:15:00 PM

Household employers are faced with a variety of tasks and deadlines and staying on top of changing dates and policies is an important part of successfully managing your household payroll. It’s imperative that household employers meet all local, state, and federal guidelines and deadlines.

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Topics: household payroll

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