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Is My Nanny an At-Will Employee?

By A New England Nanny 12 0

Yes, nannies are at-will employees. In every U.S. state except Montana, employment is presumed to be at-will, meaning either the employer or the employee can legally terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice, and with or without cause. The employer has not guaranteed employment for a period of time, and the […]

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Negotiating the Right Pay Rate for Your Nanny

By A New England Nanny 17 0

You likely have an hourly rate in mind that you’d be comfortable paying a nanny or other household employee. When determining your budget, keep in mind your tax responsibilities that need to paid on top of your employee’s pay. You may also need to pay for workers’ compensation insurance. According to federal law, household employees […]

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I Didn’t Know I Hired an Illegal Immigrant – Am I in Trouble?

By A New England Nanny 13 0

This year’s presidential election has brought many topics to the forefront of American minds, including increased discussions about illegal immigration. Ivana Trump, ex-wife of candidate Donald Trump, recently weighed in on employing immigrants in an article in the New York Post: “As long as you come here legally and get a proper job … we need immigrants. Who’s going […]

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Avoid Discrimination During Job Interviews

By A New England Nanny 14 0

Household employers sometimes 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, so household employers must recognize that their home is their business location, and take the steps to become educated about preventing discrimination in the workplace, […]

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Can I Make My Nanny Get a Flu Shot?

By A New England Nanny 21 0

‘Tis the season! As temperatures fall, the risk of illness rises. This is the time of year that many physicians recommend getting the flu vaccine. But some household employees may not want to get it. Families might be concerned, especially with nannies, that someone spending so much close time with children is not vaccinated. Can […]

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Giving Nanny Time Off for Civic Duties

By A New England Nanny 12 0

Household employers should be aware and well-informed of the more often-used leave laws like sick leave or Family Medical Leave, but other leave laws will arise. Employers are typically mandated to provide time off for civic duties like voting, witness leave, and jury duty, but state laws specify how much time can be allowed, payment requirements, and how […]

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Hiring a Pet Friendly Nanny

By A New England Nanny 13 0

There are many considerations a family must make when deciding on a nanny to hire. One such thing is if they already have or plan on getting a pet. A family with a dog, cat, or other pet may be a turn-off for a potential nanny, either due to an allergy, not wanting to clean […]

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Interviewing a Nanny: Asking About Disabilities

By A New England Nanny 13 1

Q:  We will be interviewing a nanny who came highly recommended. But we have heard from a friend that this nanny has been in and out of the hospital lately due to back pain. Is this something we can ask her about during the interview? A:  According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), asking […]

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Hiring a Nanny: the Family Interaction Test

By A New England Nanny 24 0

There are many concerns to consider when you are involved in hiring a nanny or other household employee, as well as many legalities to abide by to ensure equitable and fair employment opportunities. By taking the hiring process one step at a time, you can proceed with well-planned and well-researched employment offers. After you have […]

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