Tag: Household Employer

Interviewing a Nanny the Right Way

By A New England Nanny 16 0

Hiring someone to care for your loved ones is the most important decision a parent can make. Therefore, it’s crucial to leave no detail to chance, and that includes the interview process. When it comes to someone who will be working in your home with your family, you need to ensure you are interviewing a […]

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How to Handle Expense Reports for Nannies

By A New England Nanny 16 0

Families hiring a nanny have many things to consider, including whether or not the nanny will be driving the kids, if she or he will be using their own car, and whether the nanny will be purchasing anything for the family such as food, art supplies, etc. Some families may give cash to the nanny […]

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When Children Age, a Nanny’s Role May Change

By A New England Nanny 29 0

As a family’s children age, the nanny’s role and responsibilities will change. Obviously when you have a young child – an infant or a toddler – the nanny will need to concentrate their time and attention on the child, attending to their physical needs and interacting with them. But as children age and become more […]

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Educational Assistance for Nannies

By A New England Nanny 26 0

Many nannies try to balance their education with their job as a caregiver. If you employ a nanny that is also in school, a very helpful benefit you might consider offering is that of educational assistance. Although optional, educational assistance for nannies is beneficial in providing a satisfying workplace. But if you do offer this […]

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Should You Hire a Mature Nanny?

By A New England Nanny 14 0

Often when people think of nannies or other child care providers, images of younger women come to mind. This could be mainly due to the media coverage when a celebrity’s nanny is in the news, as those nannies are usually younger, or at most approaching middle-age. But nannying is a career, and many have been […]

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No Change to Nanny Tax Threshold for 2019

By A New England Nanny 22 0

The Social Security Administration recently released its nanny tax threshold for 2019, and the Social Security and Medicare tax threshold is not increasing. It will remain at $2,100, which was a $100 increase in 2018 from the 2016 rate (it was unchanged in 2017). Nanny taxes must be paid by the family and the employee, such […]

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Domestic Employment Laws in New York State

By A New England Nanny 22 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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Do You Need to Pay Taxes for a Summer Nanny?

By A New England Nanny 21 0

School will be out soon, and if you’re going to be hiring a nanny to care for the kids during the summer, you might think that since it’s only a temporary job, you don’t need to worry about payroll taxes or even insurance. But those requirements may apply even if you’re only hiring for the […]

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Retaining Your Nanny: an Infographic

By A New England Nanny 10 0

Once you’ve found the perfect nanny for your family, you’ll want to do all that you can to retain your nanny. After putting a lot of time and effort into finding the right match, you’ll want to keep a good employee for as long as possible. Losing one employee and searching for a replacement is costly, […]

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2018 Tax and Wage Issues for Household Employers

By A New England Nanny 13 0

With a new year just around the corner, there are several tax and wage issues that will impact household employers, particularly those in New York, including changes to the minimum wage and mileage reimbursement rates. Minimum Wage On December 31, 2017, the minimum wage for employers in Upstate New York will rise to $10.40 per […]

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