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What Benefits Should I Offer My Nanny?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/1/21 10:00 AM

Are you considering hiring a nanny? As a household employer, paying your nanny a fair wage is essential. While you may not be required to offer paid vacation, health insurance, paid sick time, or retirement savings plans, offering some benefits is important. Benefits can help you attract and retain the best nannies in the industry. In addition, it helps your nanny avoid exhaustion or burnout. So, while you are considering your nanny's employment details, make sure you think seriously about what it takes to provide a good benefits package. 

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Topics: nanny employment practices, nanny, nanny payroll tax, nanny health insurance, nanny benefits, household payroll

Should your nanny do for your kids, or teach them to do for themselves?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 4/25/17 5:10 PM

Tie their shoes. Make their beds. Prepare breakfast or lunch for themselves. Load the dishwasher. Laundry. These are all essential to-dos for children to learn. Are you teaching them these kinds of responsibilities or just doing it for them? Or, is your nanny doing most of the work rather than teaching the kids essential life-skills while she’s on duty?

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Topics: nanny employment practices

Formally Evaluating your Nanny's or Senior Caregiver's Performance

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/15/16 8:00 AM

When it comes to performance reviews, employers are looking for efficient and effective strategies that allow for two-way conversation, feedback, and the ability to set goals while raising morale. Traditional performance reviews have a history of being unhelpful which in turn can lower employee morale, forcing employers to readjust how they review their employee’s performance. If you’re looking for ways to formally evaluate your senior caregiver or your nanny, here are some new strategies that can improve communication and bolster your employee’s confidence and productivity at the same time.

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Topics: nanny employment practices, senior caregiver employment practices

Why DO Nannies Quit?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/7/16 8:00 AM
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6 Things About Household Payroll Tax Every Caregiver Should Know

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/30/14 6:07 PM

Nannies and senior caregivers who work in a private home, receive instructions and directions from the family employer and are paid by the family (either directly or via a household payroll company) are employees in the eyes of the IRS and US Department of Labor. As employees, many aspects of compensation and payroll are governed by payroll and labor law, no different than employees in a department store, factory or othr workplaces. Tax and labor law that covers household employees are often unique, and all too often neither the family nor the caregiver know the important details. Household payroll literacy on the part of a nanny or senior caregiver is important as they negotiate pay and benefits with their employers, many of whom don't understand these key points themselves.

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Topics: household employee taxes, household payroll literacy, nanny employment practices, domestic employer legal responsibilities

Annual Performance Review - Tips & Tools from HomeWork Solutions

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on 11/14/13 4:20 PM

Every Human Resources Department knows the importance of having an Annual Performance Review  for all employees.  A performance review can be done at any time of the year, and preferably is completed at least once every year.

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Topics: nanny employment practices, nanny work agreement, nanny job description

Nannies, Social Media, and Family Privacy

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on 10/8/13 4:00 PM

Welcome to the social media era, where our friends are called "contacts", our thoughts "comments" and experiences "posts" … 

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Topics: nanny employment practices, time tracking, nanny

Travelling with your Nanny - Nanny Payroll Implications

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on 6/17/13 6:47 PM

Going on vacation?  Visiting the family?  If you are ready to hit the road with your child and you are taking you nanny with you, allow us to share these helpful tips to avoid any misunderstanding, uncomfortable situations and make your trip a complete success!

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Topics: nanny employment practices, nanny, nanny payroll, nanny job description

Confidentiality Agreement and Household Employment

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 11/6/12 6:16 PM

Many people hear the words "nanny confidentiality agreement" and think this is something Brad and Angelina need - not their family!

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Topics: nanny employment practices, nanny work agreement, nanny contract

National Nanny Recognition Week

Posted by Kathy Webb on 9/6/12 5:53 PM

Through the year, there are some special days, created to remind us of the importance of those special people that make a difference in our lives.  We are now approaching the National Nanny Recognition Week (September 23rd through 29th).

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Topics: nanny employment practices, nanny, nanny bonus

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