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Top Notch Nannies Know Polish Pays

Posted by Cate Matijevich on Mar 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The following is a guest post from professional Nanny, Cate Matijevich. The views in this article are her's alone. 

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Topics: nanny, agency

Understanding your 1040 Schedule H

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 19, 2019 3:56:00 PM

If you are a household employer and have an employee working in your home, you have a responsibility to pay and report payroll taxes, which includes filing a Schedule H form with your personal federal tax return. If you paid your employee at least $2,100 in the year, if you withheld Federal Income Taxes, or if you are liable for unemployment taxes you must file this form.

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Topics: nanny, senior, CPA

Nanny Pay During Spring Break

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 12, 2019 3:26:00 PM

Spring break is a time that many families look forward to each year, as it’s a time to relax and connect with each other, either at home or away on a trip. If you have been planning a getaway with your family this spring break, it is important to understand how it will affect your nanny. If she isn’t going along on the vacation with you, do you still have to pay her and is she guaranteed hours?

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Topics: nanny, agency

Your brother is taking a vacation? Should your nanny watch your niece too?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 5, 2019 3:59:00 PM

Your brother and wife are taking a quick trip and they have asked if it would be ok for you to keep your five-year-old niece for the week. But, you’re working, and your nanny has a responsibility during the day taking care of your children. How should you handle this? Here are some ideas.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Onboarding a new household employee

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Feb 26, 2019 4:10:00 PM

If you are considering hiring a new household employee, chances are, you are thinking about the many details that are involved with that. Opening your home and entrusting  your loved ones to a new person is a big step and one that should be taken seriously. There should be much research and caution used. Here are some important things to keep in mind before you consider onboarding a new household employee.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior

Household Employee Workers' Compensation: A Case Study

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Feb 19, 2019 4:02:00 PM

Worker’s compensation cases can get messy if they aren’t handled by the book. This client story shows the importance of purchasing a Worker’s Compensation Insurance Policy.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior

Hire for Character, Train for Specific Knowledge

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Feb 12, 2019 4:02:00 PM

Hiring someone to work one-on-one with your loved one is a very important decision that requires research and dedication. There are many caregivers out there looking for work, but which one is right for you? You may feel overwhelmed at that options, but what it really comes down to is, which person best connects with you and your family? Experience is key, but good character is what really matters. Here are some basic tips for a hiring a nanny with good character.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior

How a Nanny Files an Unpaid Wage Claim

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Feb 5, 2019 3:54:00 PM

Occasionally a nanny or other household employee will find themselves in a dispute with an employer, generally a former employer, over unpaid wages. Whether this be overtime that wasn’t properly compensated, failure to meet minimum wage or final wages that were not paid, there exists in every state a mechanism to file an unpaid wage claim and have the state’s Department of Labor Wage and Hour office intervene on his or her behalf. These avenues should be pursued AFTER direct attempts to resolve the situation with the employer have failed.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Negotiating Pre-Tax Benefits a Win-Win

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 29, 2019 11:56:09 AM

HomeWork Solutions' co-founder Kathy Webb recently participated in a nanny educational program focused around legal nanny payroll. In the course of discussions, attendees were anxious for some concrete examples on how the negotiation of pre-tax benefits for health insurance reimbursement and professional development  could be cost neutral to a family and a big win for the nanny.

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Topics: nanny, agency, CPA

Interviewing a caregiver - Questions you might not want to ask...

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 22, 2019 3:56:00 PM

You are going to hire a nanny or senior caregiver soon. You know that interviewing can be tricky, and don't want to make a mistake in this important activity. Before you begin advertising, narrowing down your candidates and starting the interview process, it is important to do some research on what proper protocol is for what questions you can ask and what is taboo. Here are some helpful caregiver interview tips.

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Topics: nanny, senior

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