While COVID-19 continued to impact our lives this year, not everything on the minds of household employers was pandemic-related. From vaccines to updated federal and state laws to paying household employees the right way, here are the most popular blog posts of 2021.
Of course, GTM Payroll Services was there every step of the way providing guidance so household employers could make smart, informed choices.
10. What a Biden Administration Could Mean for Families, Nannies
With President Biden now in the White House, what does this mean for families and the nannies they employ for in-home child care? We look at some proposals and plans to see how the Biden administration may impact families and nannies. Read What a Biden Administration Could Mean for Families, Nannies.
9. How to Pay Your Nanny Overtime
Not correctly paying a nanny for overtime hours – or ignoring OT hours altogether – is a common way families violate wage laws. Here is everything you need to know to pay your nanny overtime the right way. Read How to Pay Your Nanny Overtime.
8. 7 Things that May Get Overlooked When Hiring a Nanny
Hiring a nanny is an important decision as a parent. Here are 7 common areas that may get overlooked when going through the hiring process. Read 7 Things that May Get Overlooked When Hiring a Nanny.
7. Why it’s a Bad Idea to Pay a Nanny Half on and Half off the Books
For a few reasons, like qualifying for a health insurance subsidy or taking home more money, a nanny may want to be paid half on and half off the books. This may seem like a reasonable compromise especially if you like the caregiver. Plus, you save on taxes too. Everyone is happy. Right? Here are four key reasons why this is a bad idea even if well-intentioned. Read Why it’s a Bad Idea to Pay a Nanny Half on and Half off the Books.
6. How the American Rescue Plan Impacts Families, Nannies
The American Rescue Plan – a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package that includes expanded tax credits, additional stimulus checks, extended unemployment benefits, and more – is now in effect. Here’s how this landmark legislation will impact families and nannies. Read How the American Rescue Plan Impacts Families, Nannies.
5. How to Reimburse Your Nanny for Gas and Mileage
If your nanny drives their car while on the job, it’s a best practice to reimburse them for gas and mileage. Here’s how to do it the right way and avoid any additional taxes for extra compensation. Read How to Reimburse Your Nanny for Gas and Mileage.
4. Paid Sick Leave Updates for Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York
The start of the new year has seen changes to a few state paid sick leave programs and laws. Household employers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York should review these paid sick leave updates to ensure compliance with labor laws. Read Paid Sick Leave Updates for Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York.
3. How to Pay Your Nanny for an Overnight Shift
It may seem easy to pay a flat fee for overnight shifts but that could violate wage laws if it does not cover all hours worked at a legal pay rate. Here’s what you need to know to pay your nanny the right way for an overnight shift or other extra hours. Read How to Pay Your Nanny for an Overnight Shift.
2. How to Pay Your Nanny Legally in 2021 and Save Money
If your nanny is working for you during the COVID-19 and is not sick, should you terminate them and have them collect unemployment? Here’s everything you need to consider. Read How to Pay Your Nanny Legally in 2021 and Save Money.
1. Can You Require Your Nanny to Get a COVID-19 Vaccination?
Can you require your nanny to get a COVID-19 vaccination? Yes, you can. But should you? Here are some considerations as you determine a course of action. Read Can You Require Your Nanny to Get a COVID-19 Vaccination?.
Start 2022 the right way
Make the new year truly happy for you and your family by letting GTM Payroll Services manage your household payroll and tax responsibilities. That will be one less thing on your mind as we continue to navigate life during the pandemic. To learn more, call (800) 929-9213 and receive a complimentary, no-obligation consultation with a household employment expert. Or schedule time with us at your convenience. We’ll be happy to answer all your questions about hiring and employing someone to work in your home as well as your tax and payroll obligations.
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