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Offering Your Nanny Paid Time Off: A Mutually Beneficial Work Agreement

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on May 7, 2015 4:00:00 PM

Summer is fast approaching, which means many of us are counting down the seconds till our much-needed holidays in the sun. For nannies, though, the summer can be the most stressful time of the year.  It’s simple, really: the benefits of your full-time job that allow you to take paid time off (whether sick leave, personal days, or paid vacation) cannot be taken for granted by a nanny.

As a full-time non-exempt employee of the family, a nanny should be paid for any regularly scheduled day that she is available to work and the family, for any reason, decides they don’t need her. For example, this would include the family’s beach week or Labor Day weekend trip to the in-laws. How does offering this benefit to the nanny help the employer? Paying nannies for any regularly scheduled day when their services are not needed provides a stable income stream for your nanny, and will allow you to employ the best nanny (the best nannies look for the best employers!).  In addition, it is reasonable for the family to ask the nanny to perform routine household tasks—such as pet sitting or organization of kid’s school supplies and clothes—while the family is away (so long as you provide your nanny reasonable notice, of course). Your family may even consider bringing the nanny along on vacation!

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Topics: nanny paid time off, nanny vacation

Nanny Holiday Appreciation … Bonus? Paid Time Off?

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Dec 4, 2013 4:34:00 PM

Timeless holiday songs are once again playing on the radio, that festive spirit can be felt in the air and year end celebratory planning can be found everywhere … This is one of my favorite seasons of all.  It is that special time of year when we take the time to appreciate the wonderful people in our lives, and take a moment to show our appreciation to those special people that make our everyday lives better.  We all start to feel that holiday spirit this time of year!

Many families incorporate this spirit into their household employment relationships as well.  If you have a nanny, senior caregiver or other household employee, now is the time to consider how you might demonstrate your appreciation to your employee ...

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Topics: nanny paid time off, nanny bonus

Household Worker and Nanny Payroll – What Paid Holidays do I get?

Posted by Vanessa Vidal, FPC on Jun 11, 2013 5:45:00 PM

Did you know that household employers are not legally obligated to pay for ANY holidays or time off to their employees*?  It is entirely up to the employer to decide if such a benefit will be offered or not.  Clearly this is something that should be discussed when interviewing, and memorialized in a written work agreement. We know from experience this is a big concern for household employees. In some situations, applicants will even choose one job over another based on the holiday and paid time off in the job offer.

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Topics: housekeeper, maid, nanny paid time off, nanny benefits, nanny work agreement

Paid Holidays for Nannies and Other Household Workers?

Posted by Kathy Webb on Nov 15, 2012 1:00:00 PM

Household employers are not legally obligated to pay for ANY holidays or time off. It is true, however, that some baseline provision of paid holidays is a general expectation of household employees. Many nannies, especially those working without a written work agreement in place, worry about their income during the busy holiday season. Will they receive pay on holidays? Will they be paid for those regular days when they are not needed due to holiday travel or entertainment?

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Topics: nanny paid time off, nanny benefits

Holiday & Vacation Pay for Nannies and Housekeepers?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jul 2, 2012 5:27:00 PM

We field increasing questions from families and their staff about holiday and vacation pay as families prepare for their summer vacations.

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Topics: nanny paid time off, nanny benefits

Summer and Vacation Scheduling with a Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Mar 7, 2011 8:33:00 AM

Summer is coming. I count the days until I can wear flip flops, have some daylight at the end of my work day, and am already day dreaming about a summer vacation. Most of us anticipate summer.  Many nannies, however, dread the coming summer months. Why?

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Topics: nanny summer schedule, nanny paid time off, nanny work agreement, nanny vacation

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