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Unemployment Benefits & Temporary Work: A Caregiver Tutorial

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 15, 2018 3:50:00 PM

If you’re a senior caregiver or nanny and you’re unemployed indefinitely, you can qualify for unemployment benefits. If you’re looking for temporary work but are afraid of losing your unemployment benefits, here is some helpful information that can help you determine if you can take temporary work assignments but keep receiving unemployment benefits.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior

Why Employers Need to Practice Change Management

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 10, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When an organization changes — whether it’s something as drastic as a merger or as seemingly innocuous as a new software system — employees may feel threatened. People tend to desire stability and order as opposed to disruption and uncertainty. This is equally as true in household employment as it is in a corporate setting. Think your nanny isn’t nervous about your move to a new home or addition of another child?

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Topics: nanny, agency, CPA

Happy Mother’s Day from your Nanny Tax Experts!

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 8, 2018 4:00:00 PM

We live over whelmed by the Disney-style images of an idealized life, where love stories end when the couple gets married and they “live happily ever after”.  Have you ever questioned what “ever after” really means?  Let me tell you … it means we buy a house, pay bills, and have arguments over the remote control.  Eventually, we become parents, and time seems to start running against us!  

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Topics: nanny, agency

Guidelines for Tax Document Retention: Individuals

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 2, 2018 10:00:00 AM

What 2017 tax records can you toss once you’ve filed your 2017 return? The answer is simple: none. You need to hold on to all of your 2017 tax records for now. But it’s the perfect time to go through old tax records and see what you can discard.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior

All Types of Employers benefit from a formal onboarding process

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 1, 2018 3:50:00 PM

 

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Guidelines for Tax Document Retention: Small Businesses

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 30, 2018 10:00:00 AM

You may have breathed a sigh of relief after filing your 2017 income tax return (or requesting an extension). But if your office is strewn with reams of paper consisting of years’ worth of tax returns, receipts, canceled checks and other financial records (or your computer desktop), you probably want to get rid of what you can. Follow these retention guidelines as you clean up.

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Topics: agency, CPA

Job Descriptions are Important, Make Sure yours are Up-to-Date

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 26, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Accurate job descriptions are the foundation of every organization’s staffing efforts. Without clear, focused documentation of what each position does, you may struggle to hire and retain good employees or even undermine productivity.

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Topics: agency, CPA

Do I owe nanny taxes for our summer nanny?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 24, 2018 3:50:00 PM

Summer will be here before you know it and that means that kids are out of school and ready for some relaxation and fun. If you continue to work full time during the summer, you must find reliable childcare for your kids during the duration of the summer. Finding a summer nanny could be something that you’ve never had to do before. It’s important to note that hiring a nanny for the summer is different than paying a babysitter for services occasionally. Hiring a summer nanny means you’re officially a household employer and with that, comes some rules that you’ll have to adhere to.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Why You Need to Care About Your Employees’ Off-Work Behavior

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 19, 2018 10:00:00 AM

When employees are off the clock, how they choose to spend their time is up to them. However, that doesn’t mean an employer is immune to a staffer’s off-work behavior. Your organization (or personal reputation) can be severely harmed by an employee’s actions — even when he or she isn’t on the job.

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Topics: agency, CPA

Best FREE Time Clock Apps for Nannies and Caregivers

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 17, 2018 3:50:00 PM

If you have a new nanny or senior caregiver, it’s important that you have a reliable way to keep track of their hours worked. Accurate, contemporaneous time tracking will protect you as an employer from unpaid wage and overtime complaints and it will also ensure that the nanny or caregiver is paid for all their hours. Here are some apps that can help.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

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