Finding a nanny is one of the most significant (and maybe toughest) decisions you will make as a parent of young children. The hiring process can be stressful and, at the same time, exciting. While it’s important to know where to find nannies for your job, focusing on “the how” will help you hire the ideal caregiver for your children.
When paying your nanny, you can pay them in arrears or current. Here are the differences between the two methods and why paying in arrears may work best for your family.
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.
There are two terms that are somewhat unique to the household employment industry: guaranteed hours and banking hours. While they’re interrelated, the first is an industry standard and the latter is illegal. Here’s why.
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.