When it comes to paying household employees, A New England Nanny recognizes that nannies, housekeepers, senior care workers, etc. are professionals who should be compensated legally by employers with the appropriate taxes and benefits in mind. When it comes to paying domestic workers, there are many nuances and details to know about domestic employment laws in New York State.
GTM Payroll Services has put together a guide for household employers in the Empire State to understand their responsibilities when it comes to paying their domestic worker. The guide is also beneficial to household employees for knowing their rights and what benefits they are entitled to.
Not only are there things like minimum wage, overtime, and workers’ compensation insurance to consider, but New York is one of only a handful of states to have a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, which contains many protections and regulations specific to household employees. Plus New York has a Paid Family Leave law that all employers must abide by. Other items like disability insurance, the new employer SUI rate, and the state’s taxable wage base all must be considered when paying a household employee in New York.