Tag: employee benefits

Does My Nanny Have to Pay Taxes?

By A New England Nanny 23 1

A nanny or other employee who works in your home is responsible for reporting and paying required payroll taxes. It is worth making sure that they are aware of their responsibilities at the start of employment, if they do not already know. As a nanny, or other household employee, there are four key taxes that […]


Retirement Plan for Nannies

By A New England Nanny 24 1

While providing employee benefits is largely optional and seldom required by law, employee benefits greatly help the household employer attract and retain high-level nannies or other household employees. If you’re looking for a recruiting advantage over other families and a retention tool for your nanny, you may want to consider offering a retirement plan. Not […]


Life Insurance for Nannies

By A New England Nanny 18 1

Some employers offer life insurance for domestic workers, including nannies. The main purpose of life insurance is to provide a death benefit to the nanny’s (or other household employee) dependents or beneficiaries, in order to help replace lost income and protect against the financial losses that could occur from the insured’s untimely death. Generally, there […]


Do I Need Workers’ Compensation for my Nanny?

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As a household employer in New York State, you are required by law to provide and maintain Workers’ Compensation coverage for your nanny or other household employee. Does Workers’ Compensation benefit the Employer or the Employee? A single work-related injury or illness could leave an employer liable for thousands of dollars in medical bills and […]


Do Nannies Need a Credit History?

By A New England Nanny 21 0

A credit history for nannies and other household employees is very important if they are ever planning to apply for a loan, buy a car, buy a house, or have a credit card. A nanny who accepts wages “under the table” will not have a legal employment history or credit history and therefore will not […]


Being Paid Legally: FAQs for Nannies

By A New England Nanny 17 0

It’s important for employers to know the legalities of employing a nanny or other household worker, but it’s equally important for nannies to understand the benefits of being paid “on the books,” and the consequences of not. Below are several FAQs that a nanny may have about being a legally paid household employee. Please contact […]


20 Holiday Gift Ideas for Nannies

By A New England Nanny 21 0

Offering holiday gifts and perks not only benefits your nanny, but it also benefits you as an employer! Using ideas like the ones listed below will help attract and recruit new employees, and create a happy employee, which in turn creates a happy family. 20 Ideas for Holiday Gifts and Perks Sick/personal/vacation time Cell phone use Tuition […]


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