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Household Worker and Nanny Payroll – What Paid Holidays do I get?

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Jun 11, 2013 5:45:00 PM

Did you know that household employers are not legally obligated to pay for ANY holidays or time off to their employees*?  It is entirely up to the employer to decide if such a benefit will be offered or not.  Clearly this is something that should be discussed when interviewing, and memorialized in a written work agreement. We know from experience this is a big concern for household employees. In some situations, applicants will even choose one job over another based on the holiday and paid time off in the job offer.

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Topics: nanny work agreement, nanny paid time off, nanny benefits, housekeeper, maid

5 Reasons a Nanny Contract Is a Best Practice

Posted by Kathy Webb on Apr 15, 2013 4:31:00 PM

Experts agree, writing a nanny contract or nanny work agreement is a best practice in nanny employment. Why?

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Topics: nanny work agreement, nanny contract

Spring Break - Let's Put the Nanny Taxes Aside.

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Mar 29, 2013 12:30:00 PM

Celebrate Spring - Nanny Style! 

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Topics: nanny work agreement, nanny contract

New York Household Employer: Pay Rate Notice Required January 2013

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 18, 2012 5:00:00 PM

New York State Law requires all private employers to provide written notice to employees of their rate(s) of pay and designated pay day on an annual basis. Notice must be provided between January 1 and February 2 2013. NYS' FAQ on the Wage Theft Prevention Act specifically states that an employer may not choose another time of the year to provide the notice!

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Topics: nanny payroll, domestic workers bill of rights, calculate nanny payroll tax, nanny employee, household payroll tax, new york household employment, nanny work agreement

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

Nanny job - Pros and cons to bring her own child to work!

Posted by Vanessa Vidal on Aug 28, 2012 5:05:00 PM

Would you be comfortable hiring a nanny who brings her own child to work?

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Topics: nanny work agreement, nanny job interview

Nanny Cam: Bring it up during the nanny job interview!

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Jul 17, 2012 6:06:00 PM

Author: Vanessa Vidal

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Topics: nanny work agreement, nanny job interview, Nanny Cam

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 work agreement, nanny hourly wage, nanny wage

How Can I Track My Child's Day with the Nanny?

Posted by Kathy Webb on Mar 26, 2012 8:17:00 AM

We recently posted some advice on how to choose a quality nanny referral agency. We work with agency partners nationwide to help their clients and referred private service professionals alike understand the mechanics of household payroll. Nannies from the Heartland Inc. is a well respected household staffing agency in Minneapolis, MN. Becky Kavanagh, an experienced placement counselor (with 22 years of nanny experience!) shares some of her thoughts on how parents can stay connected to their child's day.

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Topics: nanny employee, nanny employment practices, nanny work agreement, nanny share, nanny training

New Requirements for California Household Employers

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 19, 2011 8:14:00 AM

While most media attention in 2011 was focused on AB889 the California Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, which did not pass in the 2011 legislative session, two other pieces of legislation that household employers must be aware of passed with little notice.

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Topics: nanny independent contractor, domestic employer legal responsibilities, nanny work agreement, california household employment

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