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  • G-5 Employee Workers’ Compensation Insurance

    Workers’ Compensation is insurance protection mandated under state law for a worker and his or her dependents against injury and death occurring in the course of employment. It is not health insurance, and it is not intended to compensate for a disability other than disability caused by injury arising out of employment. If your employee,… Read more »

  • Nanny Tax Wage Test Steadily Increases

    HomeWork Solutions, Inc., December 2021 The nanny tax wage test, the minimum amount of wages paid that obligates the household employer for household employment taxes, is $2,400 of wages paid to an employee in the year 2022 (or $1,000 paid total in a calendar quarter for FUTA tax). Nanny tax legislation enacted in 1994 dramatically… Read more »

  • Senior Care and Nanny Misclassification Enforcement Steps Up

    The US Department of Labor’s Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division, David Weil, clearly stated on July 15, 2015 that most workers are considered employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as he issued new guidelines aimed at limiting the misclassification of workers as independent contractors.

  • Should We Consider a Private Educator?

    Parents begin consideration and planning for their children’s education from the moment of birth. The typical progression through preschool,  elementary, and secondary schools meets the needs of most families, but not all. When the traditional route is not a good fit, families may consider home-schooling  or engaging a private educator. Why do families consider private... Read more »
  • What is the nanny background check screening and report delivery procedure?

    Wondering what the nanny background screening process is? Here is a step by step guide. Set up your nanny background screening account by click on ORDER NOW. You will be redirected to our nanny background screening partner, National Crime Search.. Download the Candidate Records Release Authorization form and have your applicant complete it for you. The… Read more »

  • Employee Resource: FAQs related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

    Employee FAQs related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Q: Why should a family keep their nanny employed right now? A: Helping your employees in hard and uncertain times like this is the right thing to do.  However, many household employers are facing uncertain job situations and layoffs on their own, so it… Read more »

  • Nanny Share: Managing Childcare Costs in a Troubled Economy

      Child care is very expensive – ask any working parent. Childcare cost management is often the second largest monthly expense, after mortgage/rent payments, which a family with young children deals with. According to the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies (NACCRRA), full time infant care in a child care center in… Read more »

  • Outsourcing Schedule H to a Household Payroll Specialist

    Busy tax preparation firms always encounter a few clients who come to them during busy season with household payroll that has not been attended to throughout the prior year. The client is most interested in fast turnaround of a W-2 form for their nanny or housekeeper, under pressure from their employee to get things together and… Read more »

  • Payroll Protection Program: Household Employers EXCLUDED

      HomeWork Solutions has received many calls about the CARES Act stimulus bill and the Payroll Protection Program offering forgivable loans to employers who retain their employees.   Unfortunately, the US Small Business Association (SBA) has just issued final terms of the program. Notably, household employers are excluded from Payroll Protection Program eligibility.  The document notes… Read more »

  • Senior Caregiver Employment Application Tips

    Is a senior employment application really necessary? Imagine this… A lovely person is sitting in your mother’s living room. Lately you and mom acknowledge that it would be better if mom had some help at home so she could continue to live at home, even as living there has become somewhat difficult. There are some… Read more »

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