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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

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

Who Has Time to Be Sick? - Understanding and Administering Legally Required Sick Time

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 21, 2020 3:45:00 PM

Getting sick can really throw busy families a curveball. It can get especially difficult if your family caregiver is sick. No one has time to get sick, but unfortunately, it does happen. Here are some of the important must-knows about understanding the legal parameters of giving your nanny or senior caregiver designated sick time.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior

The Business Case for Outsourcing Household Payroll

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 14, 2020 4:00:00 PM

Household employee payroll is a legal imperative, as well as the right way to treat your valued household employee. Although it is necessary, it is often a headache and a hassle. You can combat the hassles of household payroll by outsourcing to specialists. There are a number of benefits to outsourcing household your payroll needs, including the five listed below.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Protect Yourself from Allegations of Wrongful Household Employment Practices

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Jan 7, 2020 4:01:00 PM

When you hire a nanny, senior caregiver, or other household staff, you immediately become an employer subject to all tax and labor laws in force. Unfortunately, the intimacy of the relationship can often induce the parties to cross legal boundaries, and these actions can eventually get the family into hot water.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

2020 Household Employment Coming Changes

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 30, 2019 3:46:00 AM

Updated 31 December 2019

Every year HomeWork Solutions prepares a "what's new or changed" roundup of household employment tax laws and benefit information.

HOUSEHOLD EMPLOYEE 2020 WAGE BASE:

The IRS annually reviews, and adjusts as necessary, the wage payment threshold that obligates a family to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes and issue employees W-2 forms. This threshold will increase to $2200 for 2020, the first increase in 3 years.

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Topics: nanny, agency, senior, CPA

Understanding senior care payroll deductions

Posted by HomeWork Solutions on Dec 3, 2019 4:17:00 PM

Today's families want to assist their aging loved ones to safely age in place, and increasingly hiring senior caregivers to provide care and support is the ideal solution.  There are many misunderstandings and misconceptions about the relationship with the caregiver and their payroll deductions. Many people think that their caregiver is not an actual “employee” and that they can just pay them in cash and call it good. Hiring a caregiver, for your aging loved one, whether they are an live-in caregiver, or one that works a set number of hours per day, means that you will need to understand the importance of senior care payroll deductions. Here are some must-knows about paying your senior caregiver.

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Topics: senior, CPA

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