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Show about the hazards of hiring household help features critical advice for families from nation’s domestic employment expert

CLIFTON PARK, NY – February 3, 2018 – GTM Payroll Services Founder and CEO Guy Maddalone, considered the nation’s domestic employment expert, joined the GutwiZdom radio program to discuss the rules and regulations a family needs to consider when hiring and employing a nanny, senior caregiver, housekeeper, or other domestic employees.

The show is now available as a podcast for on-demand listening.

Paying domestic employees “under the table” is just one way that can lead to fines and penalties for non-compliance with domestic employment rules. Families need to understand workers’ compensation insurance, Domestic Workers’ Bills of Rights, overtime pay, minimum wage, unemployment, and much more. However, there are a number of tax breaks a family can take advantage of to reduce their tax obligations as well as benefits to the employee for being paid legally.

Guy also shared his “wiZdoms” with hosts Deidre Koppelman and Jonathan Gassman (JG). They included:

  • Having a conversation about pay with your employee
  • Setting clear guidelines for hours and schedule
  • Laying out the household rules in a work agreement
  • Understanding the risks of hiring an undocumented worker
  • Making sure you have the proper insurance in case your employee is hurt on the job (your homeowner’s insurance may not cover it)

GutwiZdom radio is heard Saturday nights at 7 p.m. on WCBS Newsradio 880 in New York City.


About the Guy Maddalone
Guy Maddalone is the founder and CEO of GTM Payroll Services, which helps thousands of families reduce the risks and hassles of being a household employer through easy-to-use payroll, tax, and insurance solutions. He has been operating businesses that attend to household employment for 30 years and is considered the nation’s foremost household employment expert. Now in its third edition, Maddalone is the author of How to a Hire a Nanny: Your Complete Guide to Finding, Hiring, and Retaining Household Help. He has also written How to Hire a Caregiver for Your Senior: Your Complete Guide to Finding, Employing, and Retaining Household Help. Maddalone is an insurance broker and a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Guy has employed household workers for the past 19 years. He and his wife, Diane, reside in Clifton Park with their three children.

About GTM Payroll Services
Founded in 1991, GTM Payroll Services is a recognized leader in payroll and workforce management solutions for families that employ domestic help and businesses across all sectors and sizes. Today, GTM processes more than $1 billion in payroll every year for more than 30,000 employees. GTM’s staff includes certified payroll professionals, licensed insurance brokers, human resource managers, employment tax experts, and CPAs. GTM has been featured by the Times Union and The Business Review as one of the best places to work in the Capital Region. GTM has also made the INC 5000 list eight times as one of the fastest-growing U.S. companies. For more information, visit GTM Payroll Services at

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