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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...

Vacation Time for Nannies

Vacation Time for Nannies

To get and keep the most talented employees, employers must treat nannies and other household employees like professionals. Therefore, offering employee benefits is an important consideration for all household employers. By providing an attractive employee benefits...

Hotel Child Care Services

Hotel Child Care Services

Family vacations can be a lot of fun, but sometimes the parents need a little break from the kids to make it truly feel like a "vacation." That's where we come in! If you or anyone you know will be staying at a hotel in or near the Capital Region and could use child...

Long Term Care Insurance to Help with Senior Care

Long Term Care Insurance to Help with Senior Care

While often purchased through independent means, long term care (LTC) insurance as an employee benefit is being offered more often by employers. Under this LTC policy, services to meet LTC needs such as adult day care, home health, skilled nursing care, and custodial...

Nanny Injured on the Job – Now What?

Nanny Injured on the Job – Now What?

Was your nanny injured on the job? In New York State, you are required to have workers’ compensation insurance if you employ a nanny for at least 40 hours per week, or if you employ a live-in nanny. Workers’ compensation policies cover you and your employee in case he...

Home Office Tax Deductions

Home Office Tax Deductions

Setting up an office in your home? Generally, in order to claim any home office tax deductions, you must use the space exclusively as your principal place of business, or as a place to meet with patients, clients, or customers. If you’re self-employed as a sole...