Tag: recordkeeping

2016 Household Employment Laws

By A New England Nanny 6 0

It’s a new year, and with that come changes or new laws and regulations that impact employers across the country, including household employers. Here is a brief overview of 2016 household employment laws. Minimum Wage The minimum wage went up again in this year in New York, rising from $8.75 to $9 per hour. Household […]

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2015 Year End Tax Planning for Households

By A New England Nanny 4 0

The end of 2015 is only about 2 weeks away, so it’s important that everything is in order to ensure there are no surprises when it comes time to pay your nanny taxes next year. We recommend not putting off or ignoring your 2015 year end tax planning. It’s important to look at your finances […]

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Home Office Tax Deductions

By A New England Nanny 5 0

Setting up an office in your home? Generally, in order to claim any home office tax deductions, you must use the space exclusively as your principal place of business, or as a place to meet with patients, clients, or customers. If you’re self-employed as a sole proprietor, partner, or LLC member, you may be able […]

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Work Agreement for Nannies

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The work agreement is an essential document for both the household employer and nanny. A comprehensive work agreement goes a long way in establishing a successful working relationship. Not only will it prevent problems from occurring, it will set the tone of the working relationship with open and clear communications. The most effective work agreement […]

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5 Nanny Tax Facts…or Myths?

By A New England Nanny 3 0

Having a household employee can be a complicated situation; employers need to be aware of federal, state, and local tax and wage laws in order to stay compliant. There are many issues about which household employers may have questions – the list below answers some of the most common ones. Read on to learn about […]

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FLSA Changes Affecting Caregivers and Employers

By A New England Nanny 3 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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Is Your Nanny Changing Her Name?

By A New England Nanny 5 0

Question: If your nanny or other household employee gets married and asks you to start issuing paychecks in their married name, what are your record-keeping responsibilities? When an employee officially changes their name for marriage or any reason, the employee needs to: Present you with a new signed Social Security card, issued in the correct […]

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Recordkeeping Requirements for Household Employers

By A New England Nanny 4 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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