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  • Do You Owe the Nanny Tax?

    Personal finance expert Jane Bryant Quinn recently discussed the “nanny taxes” on the popular TV show The Street – stressing that these are not just for nannies! We have posted often about who has to file taxes and the obligation of families who hire cleaning ladies, maids, and senior caregivers to report and pay household… Read more »

  • Ten Tips: Be an All-Star Nanny and Keep Your Job!

    You found a nanny job that fits you to a T. How do you keep it? How do you become the all-star nanny that every parent finds indispensable? We have 10 nanny tips to help you understand how to be a good nanny. Also, if this is your first nanny/babysitter job, we have additional nanny advice… Read more »

  • 4 Common Errors: The Nanny or Senior Caregiver Compensation Offer

    You have a new baby in the house, you are not sleeping well, and you need to line up a great nanny before you return to work. Or mom is declining and you have to hire a senior caregiver to stay with her while you are working because she just is not safe alone any… Read more »

  • 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., November 2018 The nanny tax wage test, the minimum amount of wages paid that obligates the household employer for household employment taxes, is $2100 of wages paid to an employee in the years 2018 and 2019 (or $1000 paid total in a calendar quarter for FUTA tax). Nanny tax legislation enacted in 1994… 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.

  • What is the nanny background check ordering and report delivery procedure?

    Wondering how to do the background check for nannies? Set up your nanny background check account by click on ORDER NOW and you will be redirected to HWS’ NannyVerify.com site. Download the Candidate Records Release Authorization form and have your applicant complete it for you. This is a legal requirement of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)…. Read more »

  • Nanny Reference Checking: How and Why

    The nanny candidate has just left your home. The meeting went very well. You felt a connection, an instant bonding. You think, “Hurrah! I found the perfect nanny for my family!” You are ready to make an offer — or are you? Whoa! Stop right here! Never make an offer to any candidate without checking… 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 »

  • Senior Caregiver Employment Application Tips

    Is a senior employment application really necessary? Imagine this… A lovely person is sitting in you 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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