When you find an amazing nanny, who is not only reliable, but aces the job every day, it is easy to lose sight of their life outside of work. Through casual conversation, your nanny may, or may not, have indicated their plans to grow their own family one day. When that day comes, and your ace lets you know they want to take parental leave, you need to understand parental leave laws, so you can be a great employer to your amazing nanny.
If your household employee’s immediate family member – such as a parent or a spouse – passes away, they will need some time to grieve. They will also have personal arrangements and other legal details to take care of. That’s why it is important to have an established bereavement policy in place in your employment agreement, so discussions can be kept brief in difficult times.
Governments are recognizing the need to ensure household employees are paid a living wage and slowly phasing in wage increases over a series of years. Effective July 1, 2022, minimum wage will be increasing in many states and cities across the country. As longtime advocates for fair and legal pay, we believe this is long overdue!
On June 9th, 2022, the IRS announced that the tax-free mileage reimbursement limit will be increased to 62.5 cents ($0.625) per mile, effective July 1 through December 31, 2022. This increase of $.04 per mile is in recognition of recent increases in gasoline prices nationwide.
Venmo, PayPal, and CashApp are popular and convenient apps for making payments electronically. However, if you pay your nanny or other household staff through one of these cash apps, you should be aware of a new tax reporting rule that could impact you and your employees.
While kids of all ages are dreaming about summer break, parents may be feeling a sense of panic as they scramble to find childcare and activities for the summer. If you are planning to hire a summer nanny, it is important to remember that you have responsibilities as an employer.
One in eight individuals in the US carries student loan debt. This burden can feel overwhelming, as is often the case for care workers whose wages have not grown at the same rate as those for whom they work. Luckily there is a relatively new program offering relief.
As families plan childcare arrangements for summer break we want to revist one of our most popular blog posts. When budgeting and crafting a compensation plan to offer your employee, be sure to consider the items below so you don't miss out on tax breaks!
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.