Supporting Caregivers in Need Through the Nanny Relief Fund

Apr 30, 2020 | COVID-19, GTM Blog

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We are proud to lend support to the Nanny Relief Fund, a newly-launched nonprofit organization assisting in-home caregivers in their times of need. Many nannies are especially at risk during this health crisis as they may be overlooked by traditional labor protections such as paid leave and unemployment benefits.

GTM Payroll Services is proud to lend support to the Nanny Relief Fund, a newly-launched nonprofit organization serving workers in the household employment industry.

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everyone, and many nannies are especially at risk during this time as they may be overlooked by traditional labor protections such as paid leave and unemployment benefits.

The Nanny Relief Fund looks to assist in-home caregivers with tangible support in their times of need.

GTM Payroll Services has joined placement agencies, nannies, and others in the industry by making a financial donation to help out-of-work caregivers.

“We are incredibly grateful for the donation from GTM Payroll Services. Their generosity will help us assist those most in need during this crisis. GTM has been a long-time advocate and educator on legal pay and best practices in employee management within the household employment industry,” – Boston Nanny Centre Owner/Director and Nanny Releif Fund Board Member Laura Chandra

The Nanny Relief Fund will give peace of mind to the cherished nannies who care for children and often times become part of their employer’s families.

Thousands of GTM clients across the country are paying their employees the right way so their nannies are eligible for paid leave and unemployment. Unfortunately, too many others are paid under the table and left vulnerable during this health crisis.

While federal legislation like the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act provide extra paid sick and family leave and expanded unemployment benefits, many nannies may not be able to take full advantage of these protections because they are not paid legally.

Families with household help are considered employers and must remit Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment taxes and other state taxes as required. Failing to do so denies their employees many benefits like workers’ compensation and disability insurance as well as unemployment and paid sick leave. Non-compliance also leaves families vulnerable to significant fines and penalties and payment of back taxes if they get caught.

The Nanny Relief Fund is continuing to accept donations from individuals and businesses.

Nannies can visit the Nanny Relief Funds’ website to apply for consideration when funds become available.

Paying your nanny the right way

If you’ve been paying your nanny “off the books” or got behind on your household employment taxes and would like your nanny to be eligible for paid leave and unemployment, GTM Payroll Services can help. We offer back tax work at reasonable rates and can get you caught up on your tax obligations. Call (800) 929-9213 for a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with a household employment expert.

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