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New York’s Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

New York’s Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

Over the past six years, we have seen states and cities enacting labor laws to protect domestic workers’ rights. These workers include nannies, housekeepers, drivers, personal assistants, and more. On Nov. 29, 2010, New York State became the first state in the nation...

14 Birthday Gift Ideas for Your Nanny

14 Birthday Gift Ideas for Your Nanny

Is your nanny's birthday coming up? This is a great time to show your appreciation, acknowledge their hard work and recognize how much they contribute to a smooth-running house and the happiness of your family. So we’ve put together some great birthday gift ideas for...

Saying Goodbye to Your Nanny

Saying Goodbye to Your Nanny

All good things, and possibly some bad things, must come to an end. One of the most difficult aspects of being an employer is to face the end of an employee relationship, whether terminating an employee or dealing with a resignation. There are certain ways to handle...

Nannies and Nut Allergies

Nannies and Nut Allergies

If you are the parent of a child with a nut allergy, you may be wary of having a nanny or other caregiver in charge when you are not there to ensure your child's safety. This is a common concern, but one that can easily be addressed and handled professionally,...

W-2s for Nannies

W-2s for Nannies

It’s that time of year again – tax season! Many household employers may have questions regarding W-2s for their nannies or other household employees. Please see the answers below to some of the most commonly asked questions. Q: Does my nanny receive a 1099 form?...

Tax Responsibilities for New York Household Employers

Tax Responsibilities for New York Household Employers

If you pay your nanny or other household employee $2,000 (2016) or more in a year, you are required to pay state and federal taxes. Taxes required to withhold, file, and pay: Social Security Medicare Other taxes GTM strongly recommends withholding (but are not...

20 Gift Ideas for Your Nanny

20 Gift Ideas for Your Nanny

It’s that time of year again! People are making their lists (and checking them twice) of all the gifts they want to buy for the holidays. While most of the gifts are usually for friends and other family members, nannies are also – hopefully – included. If you're...

Can I Make My Nanny Get a Flu Shot?

Can I Make My Nanny Get a Flu Shot?

‘Tis the season! As temperatures fall, the risk of illness rises. This is the time of year that many physicians recommend getting the flu vaccine. But some household employees may not want to get it. Families might be concerned, especially with nannies, that someone...