Monthly Archives: July 2016

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Throw Back Thursday: How To Be the Best Nanny in the Technology Age

In today’s world, children are given cell phones and tablets basically the day they are brought into this world. They create social media accounts and have a directory of their favorite of TV shows and Netflix series by their first birthday. Contradictory to this, parents – who are most likely providing the little ones with the devices – expect the nanny to divorce the children from their “toys” and be active. It’s the nanny’s turn to keep the kids lively and entertained. How is these seemingly impossible tasks suppose to be achieved? It’s time to throw it back to when [...]

By |July 28th, 2016|For Kids, Tips|0 Comments

Is Your Nanny an Employee or Independent Contractor? You Can Both Ask the IRS

Is that nanny you just hired an employee or independent contractor? The answer has significant tax implications for both the family and nanny, because an employer is obligated to pay employment taxes for an employee, and may also have to provide workers compensation, unemployment or disability insurance for employees as well, but does not have to pay these taxes or benefits to independent contractors. Many nannies start work for a family with taxes the furthest thing from their mind. But then the nanny is surprised to receive a Form 1099-MISC from their family at the end of the year, instead [...]

By |July 21st, 2016|Hiring, NannyPay, Tax Reminders|0 Comments

Little Peanut On the Go

Today we wanted to tell you about one of the best apps on the market for busy families… Little Peanut On the Go. If you an organized person (we all hope as a parent or nanny this is a characteristic you place pretty high on the “tell me about yourself”) you have just found your match made in childcare heaven. Little Peanut On the Go is a mobile app that lets its users manage multiple lifestyles on the go. You can create to-do lists, care schedules and routines, and connect the parent with the child if they are away. The [...]

By |July 15th, 2016|Apps|0 Comments

Uber Sued in Nationwide Class Action & Why This Matters to Nannies

Just after settling a similar lawsuit in California and Massachusetts for approximately $100 Million, Uber Technologies, the increasingly popular ride-sharing company, has been sued yet again, this time in a nationwide class action, that claims the company illegally classified drivers as independent contractors instead of as employees, and denied them overtime wages required to be paid to employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Uber’s competing service, Lyft, has recently increased its settlement offer to $27 Million in a similar case, also filed in California. Household employers take note. Although nannies and other in-home help are almost never properly [...]

By |July 13th, 2016|NannyPay, Tax Reminders, Tips|0 Comments

Multiple Options for Child Care

As a parent there are so many different options of childcare for you to pick from. It's a huge pool of caregivers just waiting to be chosen. If you're a first time parent it is even worse. Why? Because you don't know what system, what type of person, or which level of childcare works best for your family. And everyone around you is going to have an opinion of what works best for you and why you should do it his or her way. We have broken down the different types of caregivers and listed the key differentiating points of [...]

By |July 12th, 2016|NannyPay, Tips|0 Comments

Is That Household Payroll Service Putting You at Risk?

Using a third-party payroll service may be convenient, but in addition to being a costly alternative to doing it yourself, household employers should be aware that the primary responsibility to protect their employee’s personal information and data still rests on them. Use of third-party payroll service providers complicates payroll data security because employers, regardless of their own efforts to safeguard their employee’s data, might still need to respond to an identity theft issue caused by their payroll service’s insufficient security measures, according to an IRS special agent with the Service’s Criminal Investigation Division, and who is also the identity theft [...]

By |July 5th, 2016|NannyPay, Tips|0 Comments

“Sleep Time” Rule Clarified for Home Care Workers

The federal Labor Department recently clarified when home care providers may apply the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sleep-time exclusion since the FLSA’s minimum wage and overtime protections were extended to home-care employees late last year. For example, the original sleep-time rules allowed employers to exclude sleep time from an employee’s compensation provided the parties had made a prior reasonable agreement to do so. As now applied to home care, a reasonable agreement means the worker “regularly has the opportunity to sleep overnight, rather than if the employee is present to actively provide around-the-clock care” according to Wage and Hour [...]

By |July 3rd, 2016|NannyPay Updates, Tips|0 Comments