The end of 2022 is right around the corner. This is a popular time for household employers to recognize their employees with a holiday bonus. A bonus is a great way to show your appreciation for a job well done and shows your employees that you are grateful for their dedication.
Kelley R. is a licensed social worker and a new mom. She and her husband hired a nanny so she could go back to work. After reviewing their budget, Kelley and her husband found a great nanny through a friend’s recommendation. Kelley saw no problem with agreeing to her request for a weekly wage of $800 take home after taxes, about $41,600 per year. Kelley found that getting all the reporting and tax calculations right – particularly when working from a net take home pay – proved to be a headache.
When you hire someone to work in your home, it is important to make sure you classify their employment correctly, and pay them legally. Most household workers are classified as employees, and with that employment relationship comes payroll and tax reporting requirements. Providing a paystub is one of these requirement in most states. The only states without paystub laws are Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Ohio, South Dakota, and Tennessee.
A rotational nanny (ROTA nanny) is a live-in nanny who provides care for a pre-determined amount of time – usually one-to-two-weeks – before having a non-working day. When that time is up, the nanny gets an extended period of time off, usually at least 7 days. Rather than the family going without a nanny during that time, another ROTA nanny takes over in their absence. These two nannies each live in the home during the time they’re working and will switch off on that rotating system.
One of our HomeWork Solutions Representatives shares the story of a recent client who paid his nanny cash under table. Later, he found himself on the wrong side of his state’s unemployment agency.
One of our HomeWork Solutions Representatives shares the story of a client who issued her nanny a 1099 form, and later found herself on the wrong side of the IRS.
When deciding which companies to give your business to, many things factor into the equation. Services offered, price, and ease of use are generally the top three. You also want to feel good about the services you are receiving, so factors such as the core values and company history can also play a part in your decision. So, who is HomeWork Solutions, and what does our history say about our service?
Parting ways is never easy. Many positions come to a natural end when there is no longer a need for the employee’s assistance, others end due to a resignation, or end in a for cause termination. Regardless of the reason, when a position ends, it is important to know what to consider, and how to tie up the employment professionally.
When hiring an employee to work in your home, conducting background checks and calling references are key parts of the hiring process. Understanding the information that you will get from each can be the difference between a good hire and a bad one.