GTM’s Household Employment Blog
Mental health – which includes how you think, act, and feel – plays a huge role in your overall health and wellness. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, here are some strategies to help you thrive.
DHS has ended the COVID-19 Temporary Policy for List B Identity Documents. That means families with household help are no longer able to accept expired List B documents with their worker’s Form I-9. Here’s how to handle previously hired employees who presented expired documents.
Calculating nanny taxes is an important step when hiring an in-home caregiver for your children. It’ll help you understand your total budget for childcare beyond just the wages you’ll pay your nanny. Here’s what you need to know.
Guaranteed hours for a nanny, an industry standard in household employment, are the set number of hours your caregiver will be paid each week. Here’s how guaranteed hours work and why they benefit not only your nanny but your family as well.
Summer may be the time of year to sit back, relax and recharge. Unless of course, you have kids. When school begins again, you could be exhausted. Where did the summer go? And what happened to relaxation? This is where a summer nanny can make your life easier and the season more fun for your kids.
Paid family and medical leave is coming soon for household employees in Maryland. Here’s what families with household help – like a nanny, housekeeper, or nanny share – need to know about the new compliance requirement.
The awesome nanny you plan to hire wants to be paid off the books. You know the risks but do you take a chance and go along with your nanny? Nannies, however, often don’t see the bigger picture when it comes to being paid legally and what benefits (both immediate and long-term) they may be missing. Here’s what to say to get them on board with legal pay.
A Massachusetts court ruled for an employee who was terminated for cause and was seeking treble damages for the untimely payment of her final wages under the state’s wage act. This decision should alert household employers in the state to the importance of paying all earned wages – including unused vacation and PTO – on the day of termination.