Tag: overtime

Planning for Summertime Child Care

By A New England Nanny 74 0

Summer will be here before we know it! When schools begin to let out for the summer, many families find that they need to make changes to their child care arrangements. It’s not too early to seek advice on handling different issues that arise when planning for summer household employment, so let’s take a look at some […]


Is My Nanny an Exempt Employee?

By A New England Nanny 75 0

There has been a lot of news lately about the Department of Labor’s new rule regarding overtime exemptions for exempt employees. Many household employers may be wondering if they need to take notice of this rule and if it applies to domestic workers. “Exempt” and “non-exempt” are employee classifications under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)—a […]


Excluding Sleep Hours from Nanny’s Paid Time

By A New England Nanny 71 0

When the Department of Labor’s Home Care Final Rule was approved last year,  Fair Labor and Standards Act (FLSA) protections were extended to most home care workers in the United States. That meant household employers needed to start complying with the FLSA’s requirements; therefore, an employer must determine what time constitutes “hours worked.” In some cases, the time a domestic […]


Guide to Employing Home Care Workers

By A New England Nanny 76 1

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a new publication to help families that employ home care workers deal with the very strict wage and hour requirements of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the federal minimum wage and overtime law that applies to most home care workers. The Guide for Employing Home Care Workers was created to […]


7 Tips to Retain the Best Nannies

By A New England Nanny 86 0

While there are many quality nannies out there, once you find one you really like, you want to do what you can to make sure she/he wants to keep working for you. Usually this doesn’t mean heaping extravagant gifts on your nanny or giving in to anything your employee asks. Open communication and treating your […]


Traveling With Your Nanny

By A New England Nanny 73 0

How to Compensate Your Nanny on a Family Vacation Before a family hires a nanny, the nanny’s compensation should be detailed fully, including the rate of pay for attending family vacations and any mileage or expense reimbursement that may occur. It is important for families to remember that their vacation time is not the same […]


FLSA Changes Affecting Caregivers and Employers

By A New England Nanny 63 0

As of January 1, 2015, the Final Rule created under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will require most direct care workers to receive federal minimum wage and overtime pay protections. Direct care workers are workers who provide home care services, such as home health aides, personal care aides, senior caregivers, and companions. The Final […]


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