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New Requirements for California Household Employers

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 12/19/11 8:14 AM

While most media attention in 2011 was focused on AB889 the California Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights, which did not pass in the 2011 legislative session, two other pieces of legislation that household employers must be aware of passed with little notice.

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Topics: domestic employer legal responsibilities, nanny independent contractor, nanny work agreement, california household employment

3 Top Issues in a Nanny Share

Posted by Kathy Webb on 9/18/11 8:34 AM

We have recently been discussing the increased popularity of nanny sharing - two families hiring one nanny to care for both children. Today we will explore the top three Sticky wickets in a nanny share arrangement.

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

Best Practices for Setting Up a Nanny Share Arrangement

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 9/12/11 8:08 AM
We recently blogged about how many families are turning to nanny sharing arrangements - sometimes called Share Care - to reduce and manage their infant day care expenses. How does a family go about getting a nanny share going?

HomeWork Solutions recommends the following best practices:

  • Both families should interview potential nannies together if possible. If Family A already has a nanny and family and nanny mutually decide a share is in their best interests, Family B should have an opportunity to independently interview both Family A and the nanny. Don't forget the all important reference checks and criminal background check.

  • Write down the details. This should be a three way document between both families and the nanny and it should detail the possible issues above - hours, wages, benefits, taxes, sick care policies, vacation, nanny sick days and the notice provision for ending the share by either party.

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Topics: nanny share, nanny work agreement, nanny contract

10 Tips: Avoid Common Nanny Payroll and Legal Mistakes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/29/11 8:28 AM

When hiring their nanny, most employers believe that they have recruited the perfect caregiver for their child. Most often, they want be fair in their dealing with their nanny, including in the arena of compensation. However, year after year a small suite of common nanny payroll and legal mistakes become very expensive lessons for these nanny employers.

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Topics: nanny workers compensation insurance, nanny employment practices, calculate nanny payroll tax, domestic employer legal responsibilities, nanny work agreement

Summer and Vacation Scheduling with a Nanny

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 3/7/11 8:33 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

California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights?

Posted by Kathy Webb on 2/2/11 10:53 AM

California State Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) is set to introduce legislation in the California State Assembly modeled after 2010's New York Domestic Worker's Bill of Rights.

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Topics: nanny employment practices, nanny tax, domestic workers bill of rights, nanny work agreement

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