Before we move on to the new year, let’s take a look back. From using an accountant to do your nanny taxes to writing nanny share contracts to letting your nanny go the right way, here are our top 10 most popular household employment blog posts of 2019. Catch up on what you may have missed!
10. Should an Accountant Do My Nanny Taxes? 6 Reasons Why This May Not Be a Good Idea.
It may make sense to just hand over your tax and payroll responsibilities to your accountant and let them manage it all. However, there are some considerations before going this route. Here are six reasons why you may want to use a payroll service rather than your accountant to handle your nanny tax and payroll obligations. Read Should an Accountant Do My Nanny Taxes? 6 Reasons Why This May Not Be a Good Idea.
9. 10 Considerations When Taking Your Nanny on Vacation
Taking your nanny on vacation is a luxury and can be quite expensive. Before asking them to join you, you need to think about their pay, expenses, accommodations, downtime, and other considerations. Read 10 Considerations When Taking Your Nanny on Vacation.
8. Should I Hire an Au Pair or a Nanny?
When deciding whether to hire an au pair, it’s important to know if this type of caregiver or a nanny will best meet the needs of your family. Read Should I Hire an Au Pair or a Nanny?
7. Everything You Need to Know About Installing a Nanny Cam in Your Home
Installing a nanny cam is common for families hiring an in-home caregiver. Is this legal? Should you tell your nanny? What can go wrong? Get the answers and understand the laws around surveillance cameras in a private home. Read Everything You Need to Know About Installing a Nanny Cam in Your Home.
6. How to Comply with Sleeping Time Laws
There may be times when you require your nanny or a senior caregiver for overnight care or long shifts or you’ve hired a live-in employee. You’ll need to comply with sleeping time laws, which vary by the type of shift your caregiver is working. Read How to Comply with Sleeping Time Laws.
5. How to Write a Nanny Share Contract that Makes Everyone Happy
In many ways, a nanny share contract is no different than a typical nanny contract. You’ll detail the basics like pay, hours, schedule, benefits, and paid time off. However, there are some nuances to a nanny share that need to be spelled out in the contract so there’s no confusion down the road. Read How to Write a Nanny Share Contract that Makes Everyone Happy.
4. How to Offer Health Care Benefits to Your Nanny
Offering health benefits to your nanny is an excellent and affordable way to keep your best employees and attract top candidates to your job. There are several options available to meet your and your nanny’s needs. Here’s what is available to you. Read How to Offer Health Care Benefits to Your Nanny.
3. What to Do if Your Nanny Files for Unemployment
Whether you fired your nanny on the spot or had an amicable split, they may file for unemployment compensation. Household employers have unemployment-related responsibilities during a nanny’s employment and after their termination. Here’s what you need to know when your nanny files for unemployment. Read What to Do if Your Nanny Files for Unemployment.
2. 7 Reasons Why Your Nanny Will Quit and What You Can Do About It
If you find a great nanny, you’ll want to do everything in your power to keep them. Nannies who are overworked, not trusted, underpaid or treated unprofessionally won’t remain long in your job. Here are seven reasons why your nanny will quit and how you can prevent it from happening. Read 7 Reasons Why Your Nanny Will Quit and What You Can Do About It.
1. Firing Your Nanny the Right Way
Firing your nanny isn’t easy. But with the proper preparation, a professional attitude, and understanding of the law, you can handle even the most difficult terminations. Read Firing Your Nanny the Right Way.
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