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Employee leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 31, 2020 4:33:00 PM

Congress passed, and the president signed into law, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on March 18. The law allows employees paid time to care for themselves or loved ones and includes provisions for new tax credits to offset employers’ costs. But the immediate need to pay employees on leave may still be difficult for families struggling with monetary losses.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA, coronavirus, COVID-19

Is Now the Right Time to Put Your Nanny or Caregiver on the Books?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 24, 2020 2:00:00 PM

We believe the majority of families want insure that the nanny or senior caregiver who took care of their family is taken care of in this crisis. Now that families understand what their legal obligations are under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), let’s take a few moments to understand how the money works out.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Emergency Nanny Pay When Schools are Closed

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM

HomeWork Solutions is fielding many questions about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) from families and caregivers alike. We are committed to helping nannies and other household workers understand and have access to the benefits they deserve, and equally to helping families to understand their new (temporary) responsibilities. Lastly, HomeWork Solutions is waiving some fees for families who have not been paying their nannies on the books. Catching up on "NannyTaxes" will protect families from liability for unemployment claims and/or unpaid wage claims while ensuring the nannies who care for our families are cared for in this crisis.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Nanny Emergency Income During the Pandemic

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 19, 2020 1:57:58 PM

 

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Managing your nanny…Are you a good boss?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 17, 2020 4:19:00 PM

You’ve found the perfect nanny for your home and now comes the part of keeping her happy as an employee. If you are new to the scene of household employment, there are some things you should be doing to ensure that you are a good employer. Here are some of the most important items to keep in mind.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Your Nanny and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) | HomeWork Solutions

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 11, 2020 10:46:46 AM

19 MAR 2020: UPDATED INFORMATION ABOUT EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES IS FOUND HERE

The spread of the coronavirus worldwide has caused employers and employees alike to adapt, sometimes rapidly, to changes to normal daily routines. Primary care physicians are using video chat to assess some patients presenting with flu-like symptoms rather than have them visit the office. Healthcare janitorial services have changed protocols. And many employers have banned corporate travel and liberalized remote-work policies. Airlines are cancelling flights and holiday and entertainment plans are being postponed or cancelled.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Tips for Nanny Professional Salary Negotiations

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 10, 2020 5:05:00 PM

Tips for Nanny Professional Salary NegotiationsIf you are looking for a new nanny position, you will likely be weighing the various factors of the job. Salary, location, and benefits are some of the main things that you will considering before you apply for a job, but when it comes to interviewing and negotiating a salary, you should understand gross versus net pay. Knowing the details will help you budget and plan for your various financial needs and will help you determine which position is right for you. Here are some important must-knows.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Can my nanny be deducted as a business expense?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 3, 2020 5:02:00 PM

Many nanny employers are sole proprietors, operating their own small businesses, law practices, medical or accounting firms. These nanny employers turn to nanny care because they need the flexibility in their childcare to allow them to focus work time on growing their businesses. They honestly could not do it without in-home childcare, so it seems logical to pay your nanny through your business, right? Wait a minute, the tax code does not agree with you!  

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Topics: nanny, agency, CPA

It’s Time to Say Goodbye: Best Practices for Leaving Your Nanny Job

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Feb 18, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Nanny jobs are never permanent. Nanny jobs inherently change and evolve over time as the children grow. Maybe your charge is heading to school and your nanny family wants you to assume more household management functions and that is not your cup of tea. Maybe you prefer to work with a particular age group. Maybe you have received a job offer with a better schedule or better pay. Whatever the reason, if you’ve decided that it is time to move on from your current nanny position, there are some important things to keep in mind when you do. Leaving your employer with a positive impression is crucial. Here are some of the best practices for leaving your nanny job.

Leaving your employer with a positive impression is crucial. Here are some of the best practices for leaving your nanny job.
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Topics: nanny, agency

Child Car Seat Safety

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Feb 11, 2020 4:00:00 PM

For parents and nannies that share the responsibility of transporting kids to and from their various activities, it’s important that you are aware of your local state laws regarding car seat usage, in addition to what the best practices are to keep kids safest.  Here are two helpful tips to ensure both your family and your nanny are on the same page when it comes to car seats.

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Topics: nanny, agency

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