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Erik Johnson

Austin, TX HomePay household employment author.

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Simplifying Taxes: What Senior Caregivers Need To Know About The Payroll And Tax Process

When you take on a job caring for a senior, you probably don’t have the benefit of working with an HR department to address questions about payroll. As a household employee, if you’re making more than $2,100 annually, you must have taxes withheld from your pay, and your employer... more

Heather Nauert’s Withdrawal From Consideration As Un Ambassador Is An Important Lesson For Families

On Feb. 16, Heather Nauert, a potential nominee for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, took herself out of consideration for the esteemed position. The reason? According to the Washington Post, CNN and Bloomberg, a background check revealed that the Nauert’s nanny of 10 years was not only ineligible... more

The 2019 Household Employment Changes Every Family Should Prepare For

If you have a nanny watching your kids or a senior caregiver taking care of a loved one, you know there’s a lot to keep track of, whether it’s juggling schedules or managing payroll. To make things more complicated, new laws and regulations mean that every year, there’s always a... more

What Michigan’s New Paid Sick Leave Law Means For Caregivers And Household Employers

Joining six other states, the Michigan legislature recently passed the Michigan Time to Care bill, guaranteeing up to 40 hours of paid sick leave for all employees — including household employees like nannies and caregivers — starting in March 2019. Michigan follows the lead of Arizona, California, Massachusetts, New Jersey... more

What Every Caregiver Needs To Know About Signing Up For Health Insurance

Even though we have a few more weeks of 2018 left, it’s time to start preparing for 2019. One of the most important items to take care of is your health insurance. As you may know, the Affordable Care Act mandates that you have a health insurance policy. While there... more

What Every Nanny Needs To Know About Taxes And Payroll

You finally landed a great nanny job. You get to bond with a new family, plan lots of playtime and, oh yeah, collect a paycheck, too! We all love payday, but it’s also good to know before your first paycheck arrives what you can expect to see when it comes... more

Nanny Taxes And Payroll: Step-By-Step Instructions For Setting It Up

Congrats! You’ve found a nanny you’d like to hire. Now what? Know that as soon as your nanny accepts your job offer, your responsibilities as an employer begin. That means putting the terms of your working relationship into a contract, deciding on benefits and setting up payroll. It also means... more

Seattle Just Passed A Bill Of Rights For Domestic Workers. Here’s What You Need To Know

Nannies, senior care providers and other household employees working in Seattle now have additional job benefits, such as meal breaks, thanks to the new Domestic Worker Bill of Rights passed by the City Counsel earlier this week. This is a step by government officials to further professionalize the in-home care... more