GTM’s Household Employment Blog
Offering health insurance for a household employee benefits both the employee and the employer. The ACA can be complicated to navigate, especially within the realm of household employment. Here is a quick guide for obtaining health insurance for your nanny or other household employee.
January 31, 2017 is the new deadline for filing W-2s for employees with the Social Security Administration, a much shorter time frame that employers have to file than in previous years.
Many businesses use non-disclosure agreements to prevent employees from disclosing private and confidential information. When you have an employee in your home, your privacy could be at risk. If you are concerned, a non-disclosure agreement for your nanny might be what you need.
The current Form I-9 will expire next January – the new Form I-9 for employers will be available in November. Here’s a look at the changes coming to the new form.
Sick time is to be used in case the employee is ill or must care for an ill loved one, and vacation time is for the employee to simply take time away from work. But should you offer sick and vacation time or PTO? What’s the difference?
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. There are, however, exceptions and limitations to the at-will relationship.
One of the key elements of the hiring process is caregiver reference checks. Speaking to references is a great way to get more information about applicants and to verify the information they’ve provided to you.
Among the multitude of decisions that parents have to make is, if necessary, what kind of child care they will need. Should they hire a nanny? Should they use a day care facility? See the pros and cons of using a nanny vs. day care to learn what the best option is for your family.