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Lending Money to Your Nanny

By A New England Nanny 9 0

Occasionally a nanny or other household employee might find themselves in need of cash and may ask you, as their employer, for a loan. For a nanny asking to borrow money, information about borrowing against future wages should be provided to the nanny and included in the employee handbook. If you decide that such activity […]

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Do Nannies Need a Credit History?

By A New England Nanny 10 0

A credit history for nannies and other household employees is very important if they are ever planning to apply for a loan, buy a car, buy a house, or have a credit card. A nanny who accepts wages “under the table” will not have a legal employment history or credit history and therefore will not […]

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10 Safety Rules for Kids and Grownups (and Nannies!)

By A New England Nanny 8 0

From safelyeverafter.com: The Super Ten, Play-it-Safe Rules for Kids and Grownups! I AM THE BOSS OF MY BODY! I know my NAME, ADDRESS, & PHONE NUMBER, and my parents’ names too. (Don’t forget: kids need to know their parents’ cell phone numbers!) Safe Grownups Don’t Ask Kids for Help!! (They go to other grownups if […]

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National Nanny Training Day 2014

By A New England Nanny 10 0

We had a great turnout for the annual nationwide event! Our nannies learned some new ideas for hands-on activities for their kids from nanny Christina, received first aid training and car seat safety tips from Kyle of the Clifton Park Halfmoon Emergency Corps, had a delicious lunch, learned some child-related nutrition tips and ideas from […]

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Home Safety for Kids and Nannies

By A New England Nanny 8 0

Home safety is an important concern year-round, but with summer not too far away, more children will be running around both inside and outside the home. One way to make things easier on your nanny or other caregiver is to make your home – your nanny’s workplace – a healthy and safe environment. The Occupational […]

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Can My Nanny Drive My Car?

By A New England Nanny 9 (2) Comments

If your nanny or other household employee is going to be driving your car, you need to check your insurance policy and make sure that he or she is a listed driver. This is especially important if the employee will be regularly driving family members to and from appointments, school, and for outings. Other safety […]

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Being Paid Legally: FAQs for Nannies

By A New England Nanny 11 0

It’s important for employers to know the legalities of employing a nanny or other household worker, but it’s equally important for nannies to understand the benefits of being paid “on the books,” and the consequences of not. Below are several FAQs that a nanny may have about being a legally paid household employee. Please contact […]

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The Benefits of Paying Your Nanny Legally

By A New England Nanny 7 (2) Comments

GTM Payroll Services estimates that there are more than two million household employees in the United States today. However, recent data compiled by the IRS show a startling number of household employers in noncompliance—whether or not intentional—with paying payroll taxes. The IRS is increasing its monitoring activities to ensure household employees are accurately being paid […]

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National Nanny Training Day 2014

By A New England Nanny 9 0

National Nanny Training Day is an initiative to promote awareness of the important connection between nanny training and quality of care. On Saturday, April 12th, over 1,000 nannies in more than 30 cities across the country will gather in their local communities at training events designed to meet their unique needs. A New England Nanny […]

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Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace

By A New England Nanny 6 1

Household employers struggle with their home being both a personal residence, and a workplace for others. The U.S. government enforces many laws and regulations that protect workers against discrimination, with California and Hawaii both recently adopting workers’ rights laws similar to the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Household employers must recognize that their […]

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