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Coronavirus and the Nanny Share

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 14, 2020 11:33:00 AM

The novel coronavirus that has swept the globe has created countless new situations for working parents with children. Whether it be stay home orders, the family's or nanny's legitimate safety concerns, or changes in work situations for parents, we are in somewhat uncharted territory.

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Topics: nanny, agency, COVID-19

Mom's senior aide is working more hours. How do I calculate overtime?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 12, 2020 4:45:00 PM

Engaging a senior care aide to help a beloved aging family member is complex. You need to balance the needs and preferences of the adult receiving the assistance, budget, and administration. Ask any friend who has done this and they will confirm that there is one constant - that nothing is constant and needs are constantly evolving.

Many senior care aides support the elderly in Senior Living Apartment centers, many of whom are forbidding FAMILY and FRIENDS from visiting their residents during the COVID pandemic, and the aides are assuming many responsibilities that family used to do.


When hours increase and you need to calculate your senior caregiver’s overtime, it can get confusing sometimes. Here is a helpful example.

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Topics: agency, senior, CPA

CPA's Lean on HWS for Household Payroll Support

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 7, 2020 11:29:00 AM

HomeWork Solutions has supported families nationwide in their household payroll tax compliance for nearly 30 years. We have experienced trying times before - from 9/11, the Dot-Com and Real Estate crashes, to natural disasters. Never has the pace of change been so sweeping and global as the Coronavirus Pandemic and resultant economic shut down.

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Topics: agency, CPA

Attention Fiduciaries: Don’t Forget Household Employment Tax Obligations

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 5, 2020 10:56:00 AM

Professional fiduciaries are educationally qualified individuals who care for the financial and personal care needs of individuals who are unable to do so themselves, and who have no close family or friends who are able and/or willing to do so for them.

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Topics: senior, CPA

CARES ACT changes retirement plan and charitable contribution rules

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 30, 2020 9:30:00 AM

During the COVID-19 crisis, many people and charitable organizations need cash. The new CARES Act may provide some solutions.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA, coronavirus, COVID-19

Unemployment Claims in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 28, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Household employers and employees are searching for financial solutions to the current economic crises facing our economy.  As we better understand the programs and benefits provided by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), families and caregivers are increasingly turning to unemployment benefits to provide some level of financial stability.  Here we give an overview of how to navigate this important system which we all hoped we would never need to use.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior

My Nanny Filed for Unemployment! What do I do?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 24, 2020 7:45:00 AM

COVID-19 and the resultant economic disruption caused many household employers to lay off nannies and senior caregivers they had depended on before the pandemic.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA, COVID-19

Do I have to give my nanny notice of a layoff?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 23, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The extended duration of the Coronavirus pandemic and resultant disruption to normal economic activity is causing employers to make hard choices. A common question HWS client care representatives are fielding is, “Do I have to give my nanny notice of a layoff?”

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA, COVID-19

How to Prevent Nanny Poaching

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 21, 2020 4:45:00 PM

You’ve searched for the best nanny and you’ve finally found her. She’s like a precious diamond: she loves your kids and the kids love being with her. She communicates well, she’s creative, dependable, and calm with whatever situation is thrown her way. A good nanny is priceless and when you’ve found the right fit, you want to hold on tight. But what if another family hears about how amazing she is, and they try to lure her away?

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Topics: nanny, agency

Planning for Summer Childcare

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Apr 21, 2020 11:00:00 AM

The Coronavirus pandemic has thrown school schedules into chaos. Some parents are working from home, other essential workers may be working even more hours outside the home. Many group care facilities and summer camps will be shuttered for the foreseeable future - perhaps the full summer. A summer, or long term temporary nanny may be a perfect solution.

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Topics: nanny

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