by Trevor Sparks | Sep 16, 2020 | COVID-19, Household Employee Management, Household Employer Policies
If you employ a nanny for in-home childcare, you may be asking your caregiver to supervise your children’s online learning. Your nanny could thrive in this new role as they likely have a built up trust with your children and have a good relationship with them. However, it’s important to set expectations, clarify responsibilities, and revise your work agreement to help ensure fairness and keep communications open.
by Trevor Sparks | Sep 16, 2020 | COVID-19, Labor Laws, Workers' Comp & Insurance
COVID-19-related illnesses will be compensable, work-related conditions under California’s workers’ compensation law effective Sept 30, 2020. Families in the state are required to carry workers’ compensation when employing someone to work in their homes.
by Trevor Sparks | Sep 4, 2020 | COVID-19, Hiring an Employee, Tax & Wage Laws
Many families are forming multi-family learning pods or pandemic pods to either supervise online learning or supplement traditional learning during the pandemic. While the focus of this type of home learning is the children’s education, families should take time to understand the tax and legal aspects of jointly hiring a private teacher.
by Trevor Sparks | Sep 3, 2020 | COVID-19, Employee Benefits, Labor Laws
In response to the pandemic, several states have passed new laws and issued new regulations and guidance about employee leave requirements for COVID-19 reasons. These impact household employers and their workers. Here is a look at what’s new across the United States.
by Trevor Sparks | Aug 28, 2020 | COVID-19, Hiring an Employee
Hiring a nanny during the pandemic? Virtual interviews can help you see all qualified applicants and limit in-person exposure to COVID-19 before face-to-face meetings with your top candidates. Here are 9 steps for conducting virtual interviews during the nanny hiring process.
by Trevor Sparks | Aug 21, 2020 | COVID-19, Hiring an Employee
Are you considering a learning pod or home education for your children this fall? Hiring the right teacher is critically important. Here are nine qualities to look for when hiring a private educator for your learning pod.