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When Do You Have to Report a Workers’ Comp Accident?

When Do You Have to Report a Workers’ Comp Accident?

We have discussed the importance of having a workers' compensation insurance policy in your home if you have a nanny or other domestic worker. And in New York, if you have an employee that works 40 hours or more in any one week of the calendar year, you are required...

Social Media and Nannies

Social Media and Nannies

As people of all ages know, social media can be a fun and rewarding way to share your life and opinions with family and friends around the world. Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram, and other sites have become increasingly popular over the years, particularly with...

Hiring Senior Care

Hiring Senior Care

In 2011, the first of America’s baby boomers—78 million people born between 1946 and 1964—reached their 65th birthday. These baby boomers began to turn age 65 at a rate of 8,000+ per day. According to the U.S. Administration on Aging (AOA), people reaching their 65th...

Deducting Job-Related Moving Expenses

Deducting Job-Related Moving Expenses

As the weather and economy continue to warm up, employers around the country may be looking to hire more workers, including some already employed at high-paying jobs. If you go to work for a new firm, or your current employer transfers you to a different branch, you...

Key Elements of the Nanny Work Agreement

Key Elements of the Nanny Work Agreement

A work agreement benefits both the employer and nanny; it helps establish clear standards, rules, and procedures for the household and for the job. Ideally, consulting with an employment attorney is a best practice in developing a work agreement. Employers may...

Resume Fraud and Household Employment

Resume Fraud and Household Employment

In a tight job market and in the age of internet-based diploma mills, resume fraud is an increasing concern among employers, including those families that employ nannies or other household employees. On the other hand, with today’s internet-enabled easy and...

The Importance of Workers’ Compensation Insurance

The Importance of Workers’ Compensation Insurance

The International Nanny Association's 30th Annual Conference is currently underway in Cancun, Mexico, and one of the workshops being held tackles the importance of workers’ compensation insurance for household employers. This is an issue that more and more employers...

Lose Weight, Get a Tax Deduction

Lose Weight, Get a Tax Deduction

It’s hard getting motivated to lose weight, but here’s something that might help: The IRS  recognizes obesity as a disease and allows taxpayers to deduct certain weight-loss expenses. (IRS Revenue Ruling 2002-19) Prior to this ruling, individuals could only claim a...