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What should you expect from your nanny?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/18/20 4:45 PM

When hiring a nanny, it is important to be clear about what your expectations are regarding her regular and occasional. Expectations, especially when it comes to job duties, can be a tricky if you don’t communicate what they are. Family and nanny relationships are unique, and neither of you know the experience and expectations of the other. Don't assume! So, figure out exactly what you need to convey to your nanny from the very start. Here are some tips on what you should expect from your nanny.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Lost Your Job? Tips on Finding A New Job Quickly

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/11/20 3:57 PM

The last several months has been difficult for millions of Americans. The economy has dramatically changed and unemployment rates have skyrocketed due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you are one of the many nannies or senior caregivers that has recently lost their job, you understand the stress that comes with that. Here, we’ll discuss some of the most important tips for finding a new job quickly.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior

Payroll Tax Holiday-  What's The Impact on Employee Pay?

Posted by Jay Schulze on 8/10/20 3:23 PM
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Topics: nanny, nanny payroll tax, nanny tax, agency, senior, CPA, Tax Holiday

The Age of Video Interviews: Best Video Interview Practices

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 8/4/20 3:50 PM

With social distancing becoming the new normal, employers are relying on virtual interviews more and more. These can take some getting used to, so here are some tips on how to make your remote video interview a success.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Tips for Juggling Work & Childcare During COVID-19

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/28/20 3:46 PM

If you have found yourself trying to balance work and taking care of your children, chances are, you have felt frustrated or stressed at certain moments. Staff video calls, phone calls with colleagues, and helping kids with math homework all at once can feel overwhelming. Your family nanny is a huge help, yet everyone in your home together is a bit crowded! But there is help! Here are some steps you can take to successfully juggle childcare and work during the pandemic.

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Topics: nanny, agency

Childcare and Education in the COVID-19 Era

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/21/20 3:00 PM
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Topics: nanny share, nanny, agency, Tutor, Teacher, private educator

No Summer Camp, Now What?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 7/7/20 3:17 PM

Summer is almost here! The weather is warmer, school is out for a while, and summertime activities are usually in full swing. But this year, things are different. Many events – including annual summer camps – are cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The changes to summer routines has left many kids disappointed. Not to mention, parents and nannies may be struggling to find some new ways to keep kids active during the summer. If there is no summer camp this year, don’t worry. Here are some other fun ideas!

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Topics: nanny, agency

Create Your Own Summer Camp Experience at Home

Posted by HWS Guest on 6/25/20 12:27 PM

The upcoming summer is going to be a lot different than summers of the past for both parents and kids. Sadly, this year many day camps and sleep away camps are closed, leaving parents and nannies scrambling for ways to keep their kids happy and engaged in something besides screen time.

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Topics: nanny

How does a nanny file taxes as an independent contractor?

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/23/20 3:45 PM

If you are working as a nanny and you have agreed to be paid as an independent contractor, it is important for you to know how to pay your taxes properly. Here are some important must-knows about filing taxes for independent contractors. 

Do be aware, however, going into this that 1) you will be responsible for tax payments that legally are your employer's responsibility and 2) you will be ineligible for unemployment benefits when the job ends. These are two compelling reasons to insist on legal pay.


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Topics: nanny, agency

Unemployment Claims for Household Employees During COVID-19

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on 6/16/20 3:45 PM

The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented job loss and disruption to the economy. Household workers are some of the most economically vulnerable workers, as they live paycheck to paycheck in many instances. While some highly qualified nannies are landing on their feet as their college education provides a good baseline to help with home schooling, other wonderful caregivers with less educational experience find themselves out of work with no immediate prospects.

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Topics: senior caregiver unemployment insurance, nanny unemployment insurance, nanny, agency, senior, CPA, COVID-19

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