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How the CARES Act affects employer-sponsored benefits

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 28, 2020 4:49:00 PM

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act isn’t just about easing employers’ tax burdens. It also impacts employee benefits.

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

CA  Household Employees with COVID-19 Presumed Covered by Workers' Compensation

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 26, 2020 7:00:00 AM

California Governor Gavin Newsom's Executive Order N-62-20 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic effectively means that a nanny, senior caregiver or other household employee with test-confirmed COVID-19 illness will be presumptively compensable by workers’ compensation.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Virginia Wage Theft Laws Become Worker Friendly

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 21, 2020 9:53:00 AM

Virginia labor laws have historically been friendly to employers. New legislation signed into law this year, however, significantly changes a worker’s right to redress in an area of keen importance to household employers – namely wage theft.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Nanny Returning to Work in the Age of Covid-19

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 19, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Returning to work in the age of COVID-19 requires that nannies and families consider and address matters that they have never had to in the past.  The following are questions we are hearing over and over again from the families HWS works with, and some thoughts.

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Topics: nanny, agency

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

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