With social distancing becoming the new normal, employers are relying on virtual interviews more and more. These can take some getting used to, so here are some tips on how to make your remote video interview a success.
If you have found yourself trying to balance work and taking care of your children, chances are, you have felt frustrated or stressed at certain moments. Staff video calls, phone calls with colleagues, and helping kids with math homework all at once can feel overwhelming. Your family nanny is a huge help, yet everyone in your home together is a bit crowded! But there is help! Here are some steps you can take to successfully juggle childcare and work during the pandemic.
Summer is almost here! The weather is warmer, school is out for a while, and summertime activities are usually in full swing. But this year, things are different. Many events – including annual summer camps – are cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The changes to summer routines has left many kids disappointed. Not to mention, parents and nannies may be struggling to find some new ways to keep kids active during the summer. If there is no summer camp this year, don’t worry. Here are some other fun ideas!
If you are working as a nanny and you have agreed to be paid as an independent contractor, it is important for you to know how to pay your taxes properly. Here are some important must-knows about filing taxes for independent contractors.
Do be aware, however, going into this that 1) you will be responsible for tax payments that legally are your employer's responsibility and 2) you will be ineligible for unemployment benefits when the job ends. These are two compelling reasons to insist on legal pay.
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented job loss and disruption to the economy. Household workers are some of the most economically vulnerable workers, as they live paycheck to paycheck in many instances. While some highly qualified nannies are landing on their feet as their college education provides a good baseline to help with home schooling, other wonderful caregivers with less educational experience find themselves out of work with no immediate prospects.
A letter of recommendation is an essential part of a nanny job separation, especially when the nanny is leaving through no fault of her own. Your children may have out grown the need, you may be relocating or, in the age of COVID-19, your circumstances may also have changed and you simply don't need her any longer.
Working through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic has been a challenge for everyone. Working parents with young children in the household face their own unique and particular challenges.
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act isn’t just about easing employers’ tax burdens. It also impacts employee benefits.