The Affordable Care Act allows small employers to make health coverage available to their employees through the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). The 21st Century Cures Act enacted another option as well, the Qualified Small Employer Health Reimbursement Agreement (QSEHRA).
When you first hire your nanny or caregiver, there are a lot of different action items that need to get set into motion. Defining wages, determining hours, setting up legal payroll and writing an employee contract are some of the primary things that need to be settled at the get-go. Investigating how to navigate tax breaks you might have when hiring an in-home employee is another big one. If you’re wondering if you can use your dependent care flexible spending account, here are some of the basic things you should know.
Finding the right nanny for your family takes a lot of preparation and planning. It’s best to head into interviews armed with a list of questions for the prospective nanny. This way, you’ll be able to leave with notes about the candidates for comparison.
What was the APNA Conference Raffle?
Simply put we wanted to help some of our amazing agency partners get the benefits of attending the APNA Conference. We came up with the raffle idea to add some fun and chance to figuring out who got to register on our dime.
US Citizens and foreign nationals coming to the US for a temporary stay may legally bring their nanny or other domestic help with them by securing a B1 visa. These employers are typically senior executives for large corporations and certain US government employees routinely posted abroad. The US State Department, which oversees the issuance of the B1 visas, imposes certain requirements on the employer to ensure that the foreign domestic worker is treated in accordance with US labor laws and is not exploited.
Military families live a unique lifestyle. Oftentimes, a military family won’t live in the same place for more than a few years, and they learn to embrace the adventure of living in new places. No matter how exciting moving from place to place is, it can be difficult at times on each member of the family, especially the children. Add to this the stress that having a parent deployed for long periods of time, and it is understandable that the children (and the spouse at home) need extra emotional support. Having a strong family unit in place is important, but adding a nanny into the mix can be an incredibly beneficial thing, too. Here are some of the pros and cons of working as a nanny for a military family.
There’s no doubt about it: privately employing a senior caregiver comes with its own set of logistical challenges. In addition to payroll and taxes, the ins and outs of worker’s compensation and benefits can be overwhelming for seniors and the family members coordinating their care. If you don’t understand your legal obligations as a household employer, things can get messy. Consider this case study of a senior caregiver that was injured on the job.
Fall is just around the corner and that means that millions of children will be getting ready to head to kindergarten for the first time. This is an exciting and sometimes nerve-wracking time for the children as well as the parents and their nannies! As a nanny, you have a special role in the child’s life in regards to preparing them for school. Here are some important tips and getting the kid(s) in your care prepared for their first adventure in school.