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Nominate Your Nanny!

By A New England Nanny 12 0

Is your nanny the best nanny? September 21-27, 2014 is National Nanny Recognition Week! During this week, families, businesses, and the media are encouraged to focus on the positive aspects of the nanny profession, the important role nannies play in the lives of the families, and the wonderful contribution they make in the lives of […]

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Types of Senior Care

By A New England Nanny 15 0

Senior care relates to a wide range of care, but commonly refers to services that are extended over a long period of time to people needing assistance in performing normal activities of daily living (ADL). Simply, senior care is the care of older people, especially the care of an older parent most often in the […]

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Senior Care Payroll and Tax Guide

By A New England Nanny 21 0

Have you hired a senior care employee to work in your home? Follow this senior care payroll and tax guide to ensure you are compliant with employment laws. Step 1 – Determine if you have an employee or independent contractor The main difference between an employee and a contractor is that an employee operates under […]

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Religious Accommodations for Nannies

By A New England Nanny 13 (2) Comments

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on a job applicant’s or employee’s religion.  But did you know that federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws may also require household employers to provide religious accommodations for household employees, such as nannies, with sincerely held beliefs? As a best practice, we recommend adhering to […]

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Is Your Nanny Changing Her Name?

By A New England Nanny 17 0

Question: If your nanny or other household employee gets married and asks you to start issuing paychecks in their married name, what are your record-keeping responsibilities? When an employee officially changes their name for marriage or any reason, the employee needs to: Present you with a new signed Social Security card, issued in the correct […]

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Hiring On Your Own?

By A New England Nanny 23 0

Are you hiring a nanny or household employee? Have you found the right one but aren’t sure what steps to take? Are you concerned about background checks, reference checks, interviews, and all the paperwork that the hiring process entails? This is a very time-consuming process, and most families are unable to take enough time out […]

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Our Featured Nanny: Alicia!

By A New England Nanny 20 0

We are excited to introduce you to a member of our talented team, Alicia P.! Alicia joined A New England Nanny this past spring, and she has been a valuable addition to our staff. She is part of our temporary services team, caring for children of all ages and providing companion care as well. The […]

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Does My Nanny Have to Pay Taxes?

By A New England Nanny 20 1

A nanny or other employee who works in your home is responsible for reporting and paying required payroll taxes. It is worth making sure that they are aware of their responsibilities at the start of employment, if they do not already know. As a nanny, or other household employee, there are four key taxes that […]

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Retirement Plan for Nannies

By A New England Nanny 23 1

While providing employee benefits is largely optional and seldom required by law, employee benefits greatly help the household employer attract and retain high-level nannies or other household employees. If you’re looking for a recruiting advantage over other families and a retention tool for your nanny, you may want to consider offering a retirement plan. Not […]

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