Non-compliance with wage and labor laws in household employment has grabbed a number of headlines across the country recently and cost families hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, penalties, and payment of back wages. We take a look at three cases and what families with household help can learn to avoid similar legal troubles.
On the success of its Wage Theft Task Force, New York has launched a new hotline and announced plans to develop a state-of-the-art online wage theft reporting system to create more opportunities for workers to report wage theft and receive what they are owed.
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.