GTM’s Household Employment Blog
A recent court ruling means au pairs in Massachusetts must be paid at least the state’s minimum wage rate and time-and-a-half for overtime among other domestic worker protections. Here’s what host families in the state should do now considering the court’s decision.
Across the country, states and cities enacted a number of laws – from minimum wage increases to paid family and medical leave to domestic worker protections – that had significant impacts on the household employment industry. Here are 11 of the biggest household employment compliance highlights from 2019.
Our state-by-state guide to 2020 minimum wage rates will help ensure you’re following the law when paying your household employee.
Employed a household employee like a nanny, housekeeper or in-home senior caregiver this year? Put off your nanny tax obligations? With tax time fast approaching, tax forms and filings will be due soon. Here’s how to get caught up when you’re behind on your nanny taxes.
From protecting employee medical privacy to domestic violence victim leave, several new employment laws will go into effect in New York at various points in the new year. Household employers will need to comply with these seven new laws.
It doesn’t matter the ages of your children. You’re never too young to volunteer. There are plenty of age-appropriate ways to give back to your community as a family and reap the benefits of volunteering.
A California family was sued for not properly paying their live-in caregiver. The case shows how risky and costly it can be to ignore or not understand domestic employment laws and failing to have a work agreement in place that spells out an employee’s hourly rate, overtime rate, and schedule.
Another advantage of paying your nanny legally? You can use a Dependent Care FSA – offered through your employer – to get tax-free reimbursements on a portion of your nanny’s wages. Here’s how they work when you’re paying a nanny.