April 2nd is International Children’s Book Day. What was your favorite story as a kid? This day encourages you to get our and read it again through your children’s eyes. Great activities for today include sharing your favorite books with your kids or the nanny taking them out to explore the library or a bookstore to choose a new favorite of their own. Here are a few favorites from the NannyPay staff. The Cat in the Hat by Dr Seuss No children's book list would be complete without a Dr Seuss book and one of the first many of us [...]
It always seems to come around quicker than we expect each year and each year we say we are going to get organized. If you aren’t one of those that is already organized and ready for tax time here are a few family tips. Make a List Make a list of all of the documents that you will need to prepare for your taxes so you can check them off. Create a Folder Create a folder for storing all of your documents in one place so as you have them they do not get misplaced. Go Digital You are supposed [...]
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Halloween is upon us and here’s how to NOT be the house kids avoid flaunting their costumes to because you don’t dole out the treats. So whether it be a dietary restriction, allergy, or a personal preference you choose not to give out candy on Halloween, but you don’t want to build a reputation as “THAT house.” To avoid earning that title, avoid handing out chips, pretzels, or apple slices. These have all been overdone and are not well received by trick-or-treaters. Here are some of our favorite alternatives. Homemade Slime Kids are obsessing over slime with it’s slick texture [...]
This Saturday, September 30th, get the family together for some health and fitness fun! Promoting a healthy lifestyle, can be so much fun with the kids. Physical, mental, and dietary health can all be incorporated into this special day with the kids. Encourage a game of tag, or show them how to do jumping jacks, or dancing and other heart rate increasing exercises. Encourage challenges and competition to make it fun for them. Maybe introduce them to yoga or a practice that can help calm them. Maybe it isn’t through a physical activity but through a creative outlet. Finish the [...]
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I have a great nanny and I know the minute I do not need her anymore she will have no trouble finding a new position. She is approached by other families on a regular basis. The best thing I can do as a parent is not only be sure she is preforming her responsibilities well but also be sure she is happy and engaged. It is very essential to keep the nannies engaged to make them productive and do justice to the work allotted to them. Here are a few areas that you might be aware of. The nanny should [...]
Hindsight is always 20/20 and even the most organized well intended parent is going to have some ups and downs hiring a nanny for the first time. After a year+ with my nanny as a first-time mom there are some things I’ve learned. The most important suggestion I can make whether you are going through an agency who will guide you or not is to write everything down. Whether it’s a contract or basic written communication, when it’s written down it is less likely to be forgotten or misinterpreted. A Nanny Contract If you are not using an agency there [...]
REMINDER: January 31st is the new deadline to file form W-3 with the SSA. A tax law enacted by Congress in December of 2015 includes a new requirement for employers this year. All employers are now required to file their 2016 Form W-3, with copies of Form W-2, with the Social Security Administration (SSA) by January 31, 2017. In the past, employers typically had until the end of February, if filing on paper, or the end of March, if filing electronically, to submit their copies of these forms to the federal government. This new law now makes the deadlines to [...]
Employers violate the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act if they hire undocumented workers with actual or constructive knowledge of the employee’s legal inability to work in the United States. That Act exposes the employer who violates the law’s requirements to significant fines and penalties. It is important to know, however, that an employer may not discriminate against workers based upon their immigration status. So employers who do hire undocumented employees must nevertheless pay those employees all wages to which they are entitled under the law, including overtime pay. Recently, the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals emphasized this fact [...]