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  • A Great Option for Nanny Health Insurance Coverage

    More and more we’re seeing nannies asking about how to get health insurance built into their compensation packages; we’re seeing many more employers asking how they can help too. That’s great! Just how to go about doing it is where things get confusing. Let’s consider the question: what’s a good option for nanny health insurance… Read more »

  • Diez Consejos: Preguntas que todas niñeras deben hacer.

    Una entrevista de trabajo, de niñera, es una conversación de ida y vuelta. Las siguientes son algunas de las preguntas que todas niñeras deben hacer al momento de la entrevista, antes de considerar el aceptar la posición. Deberes correspondientes al cuidado de los niños: Pida a la familia que sea específica sobre las expectativas del… Read more »

  • Is the Basic nanny background screening enough to thoroughly check a nanny?

    The Basic nanny background screening is a good starting point to screen a nanny. Included in the basic nanny background check is a Social Security Number (SSN) trace, which will reveal all names and addresses known to credit bureaus associated with the applicant’s SSN. Most families find, however, that the history of the individual nanny applicant… Read more »

  • My Job Ended, Now What?

    Your relationship with your nanny family is strained and when they come home on Friday they tell you they no longer need your services. Things are going well, but your nanny family gives you two weeks’ notice that they have decided to put their 4 yr old into preschool. You can’t help but think to… Read more »

  • Are you a household employer?

    What Your Family Needs to Know... At HWS, we are experts on the tax and labor laws surrounding household employment so you don't have to be. Let's first determine whether YOU are a household employer. Our knowledge center goes into much more depth on the details, here it is short and simple. Our lives are busy, and we... Read more »
  • I’m Working a Nanny Share Job, Does Having Two Bosses Change Anything with My Payroll and Taxes?

    Does having a nanny share job change my payroll and taxes? When you work in a nanny share arrangement with two families, both families become employers. Presuming that each pay you for the work performed for their individual family, each employer is responsible for withholding nanny share payroll taxes and the periodic remittances of payroll taxes…. Read more »

  • Prevailing Wage for A-3 and G-5 Domestic Workers

    NOTICE: Effective March 8, 2016 the 9 FAM 402.3-9(B)(4) notes have been updated to reflect a change in wage requirements for G-5 domestic workers, as well as A-3, B-1, and NATO-7 domestic workers. Effective immediately, all contracts for domestic workers must state an hourly wage to be paid to the domestic worker, and the rate must… Read more »

  • U.S. Department of State Regulations: A-3 and G-5 Domestic Servant

    The U.S. Department of State allows aliens who are diplomats, staff of certain international organizations (often referred to as NGOs or Non-Governmental Organizations), and NATO staff to bring into the United States their servants, personal attendants and other domestics provided certain conditions are met. The US Department of State’s Foreign Aid Manual (9 FAM §41.21,… Read more »

  • What is included in the NannyVerify BASIC Background Check?

    The basic nanny background check package from NannyVerify.com has two components: SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER TRACE: Verify SSN and current address. This is also used to determine a candidate’s previous residence(s), and any other names or aliases associated with that SSN for the past 7 years. Vital to determine if additional names or jurisdictions need to… Read more »

  • About the Social Security Number Trace

    Hiring families may have questions about the Social Security Number trace they receive as a result of the pre-employment background check order they run on their nanny, housekeeper or care giver candidate. The following FAQ about the SSN trace will assist in interpreting the report. What is a social security trace? A social security trace... Read more »
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