by Trevor Sparks | Dec 2, 2022 | GTM Blog, Household Employee Management, Household Employer Policies
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.
by Trevor Sparks | Sep 23, 2022 | Domestic Workers' Rights, GTM Blog, Newsworthy
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.
by Trevor Sparks | Jul 21, 2022 | Domestic Workers' Rights, Household Employee Management, Household Employer Policies, Labor Laws, Tax & Wage Laws
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.
by Trevor Sparks | Apr 29, 2022 | Employee Benefits, GTM Blog, Hiring an Employee, Household Employer Policies
Guaranteed hours for a nanny, an industry standard in household employment, are the set number of hours your caregiver will be paid each week. Here’s how guaranteed hours work and why they benefit not only your nanny but your family as well.
by Trevor Sparks | Apr 15, 2022 | GTM Blog, Hiring an Employee, Household Payroll & Taxes
The awesome nanny you plan to hire wants to be paid off the books. You know the risks but do you take a chance and go along with your nanny? Nannies, however, often don’t see the bigger picture when it comes to being paid legally and what benefits (both immediate and long-term) they may be missing. Here’s what to say to get them on board with legal pay.