Tag: household HR

Sexual Harassment Policy for Household Employers

By A New England Nanny 19 0

A sexual harassment policy stipulates that no nanny or other employee should be subject to unwelcome verbal or physical conduct that is sexual in nature or that shows hostility to the employee because of his or her gender. Sexual harassment can have devastating effects on the workplace. Therefore, household employers need to take every step […]

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Social Media and Nannies

By A New England Nanny 14 0

As people of all ages know, social media can be a fun and rewarding way to share your life and opinions with family and friends around the world. Facebook, Twitter, SnapChat, Instagram, and other sites have become increasingly popular over the years, particularly with the younger generation. However, use of social media also presents certain […]

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Top 5 Reasons for Having an Employee Handbook

By A New England Nanny 12 (9) Comments

Like any employer, household employers must establish fair personnel practices and policies, and apply them equally to all staff. Providing each employee with a household employee handbook that explains the household workplace’s rules, practices, and policies is a necessity, and presents clear advantages to the employer. An employee handbook lets employees know what the rules […]

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Religious Accommodations for Nannies

By A New England Nanny 13 (2) Comments

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits discrimination based on a job applicant’s or employee’s religion.  But did you know that federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws may also require household employers to provide religious accommodations for household employees, such as nannies, with sincerely held beliefs? As a best practice, we recommend adhering to […]

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Recordkeeping Requirements for Household Employers

By A New England Nanny 19 1

According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers – including household employers – are required to keep records on wages, hours, and other items as specified by DOL recordkeeping regulations. No particular form is required, but certain identifying information about the employee and data about the hours worked and the wages earned is required […]

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The Benefits of Paying Your Nanny Legally

By A New England Nanny 13 (2) Comments

GTM Payroll Services estimates that there are more than two million household employees in the United States today. However, recent data compiled by the IRS show a startling number of household employers in noncompliance—whether or not intentional—with paying payroll taxes. The IRS is increasing its monitoring activities to ensure household employees are accurately being paid […]

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Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace

By A New England Nanny 14 1

Household employers struggle with their home being both a personal residence, and a workplace for others. The U.S. government enforces many laws and regulations that protect workers against discrimination, with California and Hawaii both recently adopting workers’ rights laws similar to the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. Household employers must recognize that their […]

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