As a family that has hired someone to work in their home – like a nanny, senior caregiver, or housekeeper – you are now considered a household employer and should understand and follow applicable labor laws just like any other business. Here are seven steps to take to help ensure you are protecting yourself from allegations of wrongful employment practices.
Summer is a popular time for minimum wage rate increases that apply to nannies and other household employees. It’s important to check the rate you’re paying a household worker to make sure it is not a wage violation. Rates are on the rise in several states and cities across the country.
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.
A household employer in Massachusetts has been ordered to pay nearly $27,000 for violating the state’s wage and hour, overtime, and domestic worker protection laws.
Whether you put off nanny taxes until now or are just realizing you have a household employment tax obligation, now is time to catch up on your nanny taxes. While it is much easier to track nanny tax withholdings with each pay period, you can “catch up” at the end of the year. It will take a little more time and effort on your part. Here’s how to catch up on your nanny taxes as you prepare your 2021 taxes.