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Which Type of Specialty Nanny is Right For Your Family?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/11/21 2:00 PM

Hiring a nanny is a very personal decision that requires research. Investing time in interviews to get to know potential nannies and their experience is key to finding the right match. Fortunately, there are a few different types of specialty nannies out there that have specific areas of expertise.

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Topics: nanny agency, nanny, nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, live-in nanny, live-in caregiver, temporary nanny, newborn care specialist, Special Needs

Open Enrollment Season Starts Nov. 1- Have You Considered an HRA for Your Employee?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/26/21 4:19 PM

If you are hiring a nanny or caregiver to work in your home, offering a competitive compensation package with health insurance is important. However, the details surrounding health insurance coverage can get confusing. Here are some things to keep in mind.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Total Compensation

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/5/21 11:00 AM

Let’s face it- no one enjoys paying taxes. As a household employer, you set a budget for employment costs and seek out the most highly qualified employee within that budget. Don’t be surprised by employment taxes, and don’t neglect an opportunity to minimize them by including forms of non-taxable compensation and benefits in an employment offer. By thinking beyond gross pay to total compensation, you can increase employee take-home pay and make a more attractive offer to your ideal candidate.

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Topics: maid, nanny retention, nanny, caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, agency, senior, CPA

The Importance of Background Screening

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/30/21 5:47 PM

One of the most important aspects of hiring a household employee is determining if they have any criminal history.  While some minor offenses might not be a deal breaker, it’s important to have a full picture of who your candidates are so you can hire the right person for your family. Armed with a complete background check and employment verification, you can get your questions answered and make your hiring decision.

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Topics: maid, nanny retention, nanny, caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, senior

Recognizing and Rewarding Your Employees

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/21/21 12:45 PM

Establishing a regular recognition and reward system for your household employee(s) ensures that they feel valued and appreciated for their efforts. Paying a fair wage and benefits is the best way to show you respect and value your employee’s work, but when they go above and beyond, acknowledging them in a greater way is important. Here are some ways to recognize and reward your employee for a job well done.

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Topics: maid, nanny retention, nanny, caregiver, Senior Caregiver Payroll, agency, senior, CPA

Hiring a Caregiver for Your Special Needs Loved One

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/25/21 2:15 AM

When your loved one has special needs, you may find yourself deciding between a specialized residential/daycare facility and care in your home. Between estimating costs, scheduling, and assessing needs, hiring a caregiver to work with your family member may feel like an overwhelming task. But as you dig deeper, you’ll find the benefits may just be worth it!

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Topics: eldercare, Special Needs Trust, senior care, live-in caregiver, senior home care, Special Needs

Back to School is Right Around the Corner

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/10/21 11:49 AM

Summer fun is coming to an end soon, and kids will be heading back to school before you know it. Transitioning from a summer schedule to an organized school environment can take some adjustment. Sometimes it can be difficult for children and parents, so here are some things to keep in mind to make things run as smoothly as possible.

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Topics: nanny agency, nanny employment practices, nanny payroll tax, nanny job interview, childcare, nanny interview, nanny management, nanny job search

What is Unemployment Insurance?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/3/21 11:34 AM

If you recently hired a household employee, you know that you have employment tax obligations. One of those is to pay Federal and State Unemployment Insurance tax. This benefit program is confusing to most, so here we will break down some essential things to know about it.

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Topics: nanny w-2 form, household employee taxes, nanny undocumented, nanny unemployment insurance, nanny payroll, nanny benefits, W-4, pandemic

What Costs to Consider Before Hiring a Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/27/21 11:17 AM

Are you considering hiring a nanny? Maybe a senior caregiver for one of your aging parents? Finding and hiring an experienced household employee helps provide the extra hand you need. But don’t forget, you’ll need to factor in the cost of hiring someone to work in your home. Paying them ‘under the table’ is illegal. Here are some essential things to remember when paying your employee fair and legally.

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Topics: nanny unemployment insurance, hiring a nanny, nanny overtime, nanny paid time off, nanny mileage reimbursement, nanny tax compliance, caregiver, nanny vacation, agency

How to Prevent Senior Caregiver Burnout

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/20/21 11:05 AM

Being a senior caregiver requires a lot of love, compassion, and empathy. Caring for someone aging or ill takes time and emotion. If your caregiver is not making time for themselves, they may feel stressed, exhausted, and at risk of completely burning out. Here are some ways to help prevent burnout in your caregiver, so they can continue giving their best to your loved one. 

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Topics: eldercare, senior care, live-in caregiver, senior home care, Mental Health

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