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7 Questions to Ask a Household Payroll Provider

7 Questions to Ask a Household Payroll Provider

A household employer must understand the federal, state, and local employment laws that pertain to his or her household. Many laws require the employer to obtain, file, and submit necessary paperwork. Tax laws also have paperwork requirements, such as reporting wages...

Hiring a Nanny: the Family Interaction Test

Hiring a Nanny: the Family Interaction Test

There are many concerns to consider when you are involved in hiring a nanny or other household employee, as well as many legalities to abide by to ensure equitable and fair employment opportunities. By taking the hiring process one step at a time, you can proceed with...

First Steps to Becoming a Household Employer

First Steps to Becoming a Household Employer

The IRS defines a household employer as any person who employs housekeepers, maids, gardeners, and others who work in and around an individual’s private residence. A nanny is an example of such an employee. In becoming a household employer,  it is critical that you...

Tattoo Policy for Nannies

Tattoo Policy for Nannies

Q:  My nanny wants to get a tattoo. Can I ask her not to do so, or require that she cover it while in my home? A:  An issue like this warrants a discussion with your nanny, and in this case it's fortunate that she brought up the idea with you beforehand, as opposed to...

Your Kid Has Lice? Don’t Panic!

Your Kid Has Lice? Don’t Panic!

By Deb Medina If you are a parent with kids in school, you have probably gotten a letter in the backpack indicating “a reported case of lice in your child’s class.” As you start to panic a little while checking your child’s head, you might wonder if you really even...