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Formally Evaluating your Nanny's or Senior Caregiver's Performance

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Aug 15, 2016 8:00:00 AM

When it comes to performance reviews, employers are looking for efficient and effective strategies that allow for two-way conversation, feedback, and the ability to set goals while raising morale. Traditional performance reviews have a history of being unhelpful which in turn can lower employee morale, forcing employers to readjust how they review their employee’s performance. If you’re looking for ways to formally evaluate your senior caregiver or your nanny, here are some new strategies that can improve communication and bolster your employee’s confidence and productivity at the same time.

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Topics: nanny employment practices, senior caregiver employment practices

Why DO Nannies Quit?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jun 7, 2016 8:00:00 AM
 
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6 Things About Household Payroll Tax Every Caregiver Should Know

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Sep 30, 2014 6:07:00 PM

Nannies and senior caregivers who work in a private home, receive instructions and directions from the family employer and are paid by the family (either directly or via a household payroll company) are employees in the eyes of the IRS and US Department of Labor. As employees, many aspects of compensation and payroll are governed by payroll and labor law, no different than employees in a department store, factory or othr workplaces. Tax and labor law that covers household employees are often unique, and all too often neither the family nor the caregiver know the important details. Household payroll literacy on the part of a nanny or senior caregiver is important as they negotiate pay and benefits with their employers, many of whom don't understand these key points themselves.

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Topics: household employee taxes, household payroll literacy, nanny employment practices, domestic employer legal responsibilities

Annual Performance Review - Tips & Tools from HomeWork Solutions

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Nov 14, 2013 4:20:00 PM

Every Human Resources Department knows the importance of having an Annual Performance Review  for all employees.  A performance review can be done at any time of the year, and preferably is completed at least once every year.

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Topics: nanny employment practices, nanny work agreement, nanny job description

Nannies, Social Media, and Family Privacy

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Oct 8, 2013 4:00:00 PM

Welcome to the social media era, where our friends are called "contacts", our thoughts "comments" and experiences "posts" … 

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Topics: nanny employment practices, time tracking, nanny

Travelling with your Nanny - Nanny Payroll Implications

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Jun 17, 2013 6:47:00 PM

Going on vacation?  Visiting the family?  If you are ready to hit the road with your child and you are taking you nanny with you, allow us to share these helpful tips to avoid any misunderstanding, uncomfortable situations and make your trip a complete success!

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Topics: nanny employment practices, nanny, nanny payroll, nanny job description

Confidentiality Agreement and Household Employment

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Nov 6, 2012 6:16:00 PM

Many people hear the words "nanny confidentiality agreement" and think this is something Brad and Angelina need - not their family!

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Topics: nanny employment practices, nanny work agreement, nanny contract

National Nanny Recognition Week

Posted by Kathy Webb on Sep 6, 2012 5:53:00 PM

Through the year, there are some special days, created to remind us of the importance of those special people that make a difference in our lives.  We are now approaching the National Nanny Recognition Week (September 23rd through 29th).

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Topics: nanny employment practices, nanny, nanny bonus

Don't Forget the Nanny Overtime

Posted by Kathy Webb on May 17, 2012 7:34:00 AM

Most nannies and their employers work and are paid on a set weekly schedule; however, from time to time the family will require additional hours from their nanny. Legally, nannies are entitled to additional compensation for additional hours worked, and live out nannies, at a minimum, are entitled to the overtime differential (1.5 times the hourly rate) for hours worked over 40 in a work week. *

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Topics: nanny employment practices, domestic employer legal responsibilities, nanny overtime

Four Steps to Becoming the Ultimate Household Employer

Posted by Kathy Webb on May 8, 2012 8:40:00 AM

Guest blogger Bonnie Low-Kramen is the author the book, Be the Ultimate Assistant, A celebrity assistant’s secrets to working with any high powered employer. Bonnie is the former assistant to celebrity couple Olympia Dukakis and Louis Zorich. Bonnie is now teaching workshops for Personal Assistants in major U.S. cities. Visit www.bonnielowkramen.com for more details.

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Topics: nanny employment practices, domestic employer legal responsibilities

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