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

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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2016 Household Payroll Update: What’s New?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 24, 2015 6:30:00 AM

It's almost time to say goodbye to another year! Our experienced team of professionals at HomeWork Solutions is here to help you stay on top of the deadlines and other details that you need to have when it comes to household payroll. This year, there were a variety of important action items that took place both on a state and federal level. Here’s a quick description of important must-knows:

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Topics: nanny pay rate notice, caregiver pay rate notice, domestic workers bill of rights, nanny mileage reimbursement, household payroll

Oregon Enacts Domestic Worker Bill of Rights

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 30, 2015 1:45:00 PM

On June 17, 2015, Oregon Senate Bill 552 was signed into law, making Oregon the 5th state to enact a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. The law becomes effective January 1, 2016.

The Oregon legislation is very similar to New York's 2010 Domestic Worker Bill of Rights and includes the following provisions.

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Massachusetts Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

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

On April 1, 2015, Massachusetts will become the fourth state (after NY, CA and HI) to enact a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (DWBR) that expands employment protections to domestic workers.  All Massachusetts families who employ a nanny, senior caregiver, housekeeper or other “domestic service worker” will have new legal obligations. While many  of the DWBR provisions simply reiterate that household employees are covered by existing state and federal law, the DWBR creates a number of new rights for household employees —and obligations for household employers. The DWBR specifies household employer —such recordkeeping and notice requirements, as well as limitations on when and how a live-in domestic worker may be terminated. The DWBR applies to all full time and part time household employees.

Who is Covered by the Massachusetts DWBR?

The DWBR applies to all families who employ a live in or live out, full time or part time domestic service worker. Domestic service workers includes nannies, senior caregivers, housekeepers, maids and other domestic workers who work in a private home and provide caregiving, housekeeping, household management, maid, and meal preparation services. .  The law does not apply to any licensed or registered staffing, employment or placement agencies.  "Domestic workers" are individuals who are paid to perform work of a domestic nature within a household, such as housekeeping, house cleaning, home management, nanny services, laundering, cooking, home companion services, and caretaking of individuals. 

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MA Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Enacted

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Aug 5, 2014 8:26:00 PM

Massachusetts’ Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights (DWBR), S.2132, passed the MA Senate on May 8, the MA State House on June 18, and signed into law by  Gov. Duval Patrick on July 2, 2014. The bill goes into effect April 2015.

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Topics: domestic workers bill of rights, domestic employer legal responsibilities

Massachusetts Domestic Worker Rights Bill Advances

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Apr 8, 2014 11:40:00 AM

A bill to increase the Massachusetts minimum wage and grant extended legal protections to Massachusetts' nannies, housekeepers and senior caregivers passed the Massachusetts House 125-24 April 4, 2014. The bill will move to the Massachusetts' Senate where stand alone minimum wage legislation (no linkage with domestic workers' rights) has previously passed. The two chambers will have to reach an agreement on the differences  between their respective bills.

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Topics: domestic workers bill of rights, domestic employer legal responsibilities

2014 Nanny Tax Update: Mileage Reimbursement and Transit Benefits

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Jan 6, 2014 8:00:00 AM

While mileage reimbursement and commuter transit benefits are scheduled to decrease January 1, 2014, other nanny tax numbers will increase.

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Topics: nanny tax, domestic workers bill of rights, nanny mileage reimbursement

California Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Effective January 1, 2014

Posted by Kathleen Webb on Dec 19, 2013 7:52:00 AM

California Governor Brown signed the California Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, AB 241, into law on September 26, 2013. The regulations become effective January 1, 2014.

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Topics: domestic workers bill of rights, domestic employer legal responsibilities

California Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Signed by Gov. Brown

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Sep 30, 2013 3:15:00 PM
California Governor Brown signed the California Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, AB 241, into law on September 26, 2013. The regulations become effective January 1, 2014.

What does this mean to California household employers?

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Topics: domestic workers bill of rights, california household employment

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