Tag: compliance

Nannies and Legal Marijuana in New York

By A New England Nanny 14 0

In April, recreational use of marijuana became legal in New York. Families that employ a nanny may be wondering how that will impact their relationship, if any of those nannies choose to use marijuana. Our payroll partner GTM Payroll Services provides a look at the new law and how it impacts employers – including household […]

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Household Employers and the New York HERO Act

By A New England Nanny 11 0

As a way to protect workplaces in New York from airborne diseases, the Health and Essential Rights Act (HERO Act) was recently signed into law. This impacts almost all employers in the state, including families with domestic workers. Our payroll partner GTM Payroll Services takes a look at the New York HERO Act and how […]

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How Families Save Money By Paying Nannies Legally

By A New England Nanny 15 0

One of the most important reasons to pay your nanny “on the books” is to avoid the massive fines and penalties that can be assessed if you’re caught. But did you know that families save money by paying nannies legally, especially in 2021? Our payroll partner GTM Payroll Services shows you how legal pay may […]

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Here are the 2021 Minimum Wage Changes for New York

By A New England Nanny 65 0

Household employers need to be aware of changes to employment laws to ensure compliance and avoid penalties and fines. Household employees, such as nannies, housekeepers, and senior care companions, must be paid at least the state minimum wage, which varies by location within New York state. With that in mind, here are the 2021 minimum wage […]

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What is the Nanny Tax Threshold Increase for 2021?

By A New England Nanny 31 0

Many families that employ a nanny choose to pay them “off the books,” or they simply may not be aware that once a nanny’s wages reach a certain level, employment taxes are required to be paid. Our payroll partners at GTM Payroll Services provide a look at the nanny tax threshold increase for 2021. The […]

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Minimum Wage Changes in 2020 for New York

By A New England Nanny 59 0

Each year, new and amended laws impact employers in New York – including household employers – who need to stay on top of these changes to ensure they are compliant and aren’t subjected to penalties and fines. With that in mind, the minimum wage changes in 2020 for New York employers. Nannies, housekeepers, senior care companions, […]

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Dependent Care FSAs Save You Money When Paying a Nanny

By A New England Nanny 62 0

There are numerous reasons to pay a nanny “on the books” – you’ll recruit better candidates and keep them longer, you’ll avoid hefty fines and penalties for not paying employment taxes, and, notably, you can save money through a Dependent Care FSA (Flexible Spending Account). Our payroll partner GTM Payroll Services offers this guide to […]

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Nanny Tax Threshold Increasing for 2020

By A New England Nanny 48 0

How does a family know whether or not they are legally obligated to pay employment taxes for their nanny or other household employee? The most telling factor is commonly referred to as the “nanny tax threshold.” This is the wage earnings amount by which the government determines if an employer must follow tax filing regulations. […]

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Domestic Employment Laws in New York State

By A New England Nanny 73 0

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 […]

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