Nanny Overtime: Just the Facts

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Feb 12, 2015 7:00:00 AM

There’s all kinds of advice floating around out there about how to handle a nanny’s wages. Here, we’ve included only the facts on nannies and overtime:

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Topics: nanny hourly wage, nanny non-exempt employee, nanny overtime, nanny work agreement, nanny contract

The Single Reason Why Paying Your Nanny "Net" is a Bad Idea

Posted by Mary Crowe, FPC on Feb 25, 2014 12:40:00 PM

A client calls and say "I want to pay my nanny $16.00 an hour take home, can you help me?" When I hear this question it is like nails on a chalk board; however it’s also a great opportunity for me to explain the nanny taxes, how payroll works and why paying a net per hour is the worst idea.  This is often referred to as 'Grossing Up' a paycheck and it can lead to major headaches.

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Topics: nanny, nanny payroll, nanny payroll tax, nanny hourly wage, nannies

What does the FLSA have to do with a Household Employer?

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Nov 27, 2013 5:21:00 PM

Did you know that when you employ a nanny, housekeeper or other household employee who does not reside in your household, you must comply with FLSA overtime regulations?

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Topics: FLSA, overtime rules, nanny hourly wage, domestic employer legal responsibilities, nanny overtime

10 States Raise Minimum Wage for 2013

Posted by Kathy Webb on Jan 3, 2013 7:37:00 AM

Nannies, housekeepers, elder caregivers, and most house managers are considered Hourly, Non-Exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This means that most are covered under both minimum wage and overtime laws. Accurate and contemporaneous time tracking and records maintenance is a legal obligation!

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Topics: time tracking, nanny hourly wage, domestic employer legal responsibilities

My Nanny Candidate Wants to Average $15 an Hour?

Posted by Kathleen Webb on May 29, 2012 4:22:00 PM

The beautiful baby has arrived and mom is preparing to return to work. The new parents begin interviewing nannies, a stressful endeavor for all concerned! Will she keep my baby safe? Will she love my child? Can I depend on her to be on time and not call out at the last minute? Does she have the experience I am looking for? Can I afford her? The absolutely last thing on the new parent's mind in these interviews is tax and labor law, and this is where nanny and family can find themselves out of sync.

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Topics: nanny hourly wage, nanny work agreement, nanny wage

2012 Nanny Payroll Calculator and Minimum Wage Updates

Posted by Kathy Webb on Jan 5, 2012 8:39:00 AM

Are you ready to compute your 2012 payroll?

The 4nannytaxes.com household payroll calculator has been updated with new withholding tax rates for 2012. Clients who write their own paychecks, please confirm your withholding calculations before issuing any 2012 payroll as there are many income tax rate changes!

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Topics: nanny hourly wage, calculate nanny payroll tax, nanny non-exempt employee, new york household employment, california household employment

New York Household Employers Notice!

Posted by Kathy Webb on Oct 31, 2011 10:29:00 AM

The NYS Wage Theft Prevention Act was signed into law in April 2011. This act amends Section 195 of the NYS Labor Law to require all private employers to provide notice to employees of their rate(s) of pay and designated pay day.

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Topics: nanny hourly wage, domestic workers bill of rights, domestic employer legal responsibilities, new york household employment

Calculating Nanny Overtime

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Aug 25, 2011 9:12:00 AM

Many families have children heading back to school this month. It is not uncommon for a nanny who cares for both an elementary school child and a pre-schooler or younger to negotiate two different hourly rates - one for one child only, the other for both. The puzzle for many nanny employers is how to calculate the correct overtime rate. Legally, the "regular rate of pay," that which is used to calculate the overtime differential, must be at least the weighed average of all rates used in the work week. Here is an example:

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Topics: nanny payroll, nanny hourly wage, nanny overtime

Nanny Employers Note: Payroll Fraud Prevention Act

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 2, 2011 8:16:00 AM

US Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) has introduced S.770 - Payroll Fraud Prevention Act. The bill would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) to ensure that employees are not misclassified as non-employees, and impose substantial penalties on employers who are found to have classified bona fide employees as independent contractors for purposes of avoiding payroll taxes. The bill is referred to the Senate's Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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Topics: nanny hourly wage, nanny non-exempt employee, nanny overtime, nanny independent contractor

Nanny Awarded $30K Unpaid Overtime

Posted by Kathy Webb on Jan 22, 2011 11:18:00 AM

Actor Robert DeNiro and wife Grace Hightower settled a longstanding legal dispute with their former nanny, who sued for unpaid overtime and holiday pay. Barry's original court filing in Manhattan in 2009 sought $40,000 in unpaid wages. The $30,000 settlement, agreed to by all parties, represents unpaid overtime alleged to total 750 hours and holiday pay for a 9 month period of employment from 2006 - 2007.

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Topics: nanny hourly wage, nanny non-exempt employee, nanny overtime

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