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The Fair Labor Standards Act: A Glimpse into the Journey of Domestic Workers

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/3/23 10:45 AM

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), has played a crucial role in shaping the labor landscape in the United States, and domestic workers have had their unique journey within this historic legislation.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Revocable vs. Irrevocable Trusts as Employers of Caregivers

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/10/23 11:30 AM

When it comes to managing your assets and ensuring the well-being of your loved ones, trusts can be a valuable tool. Trusts provide a legal framework for holding and distributing assets, and they can also play a role in employing caregivers to provide necessary assistance. Let’s explore the difference between revocable and irrevocable trusts in the context of employing caregivers, particularly focusing on how an irrevocable trust can serve as the employer of record.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Stipends vs. Reimbursements- What’s the Difference

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 10/5/23 4:17 PM

When seeking a new position, you might hear terms like stipends and reimbursements. While both might sound similar, they have distinct differences which can impact your financial picture.

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Topics: nanny agency, senior care, nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Newborn Care Specialist: Employee or Independent Contractor

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/13/23 3:02 PM

Many Newborn Care Specialists (NCS) find themselves facing the age-old question: "What's the difference between taxes as an employee and as an independent contractor?" Understanding these distinctions can help individuals make informed decisions about their work arrangements and plan their finances more effectively.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

The Role of a CPA in Nanny and Senior Caregiver Hiring

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/5/23 10:30 AM

After hiring a nanny or senior caregiver, families often turn to Certified Public Accountants or other tax preparers with questions about what to do next. “How do I handle payroll,” and “Do I have to pay taxes,” are common questions.

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Topics: caregiver payroll, accountants, nanny payroll

Moving? Don’t Forget That Nanny Taxes Need to Move with You!

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/29/23 11:14 AM

Relocating your family can be an exhilarating, yet overwhelming experience. From finding a new home to selling the old one, changing jobs or transferring within a company, packing, unpacking, and managing various other tasks, the to-do list can seem never-ending. Amidst all the chaos, it's important not to overlook your nanny taxes. Dealing with payroll tax matters can be more complex than you might expect, but HomeWork Solutions is here to assist you!

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Topics: nanny payroll tax, nanny taxes, senior caregiver employment practices

$500 Could Mean the World When You Need It- The Benefits of Legal Pay

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/22/23 3:23 PM

Being a nanny or senior caregiver is a rewarding and fulfilling profession. While many caregivers are aware of the importance of being paid legally, they may not fully understand the significant benefits that come with it. In this blog, we will explore the safeguards household employees can rely upon when they are paid legally, including access to Social Security, unemployment insurance, and workers' compensation benefits. Let's dive in!

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Topics: senior care, nanny, agency, senior, CPA

An Ode to the Chosen Few

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/2/23 11:54 AM
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Payroll in Arrears

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/25/23 11:11 AM

Being paid in arrears is a payroll term unfamiliar to many new household employers. It is the most common way employees in other industries are paid, and for a very good reason, as it minimizes the likelihood of corrections needing to be made later.  

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

What To Do If Your Caregiver Quits

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/18/23 11:11 AM

If your caregiver resigns, it can be stressful. Whether they give you notice, or it happens unexpectedly, there are some important things to keep in mind to navigate the challenge successfully.

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Topics: senior care, nanny, senior home care, agency, senior, CPA

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