Taxes & household employees

9 holiday conversations you should have with your employer now

The holiday season shakes up everyone's schedule. The kids are off from school, families travel and social calendars fill up with family get-togethers, holiday parties, church activities and school programs. So, naturally, your role as a care provider will be affected as well. You want to be flexible, but you must... more

What does a live-in nanny cost?

Many families think that hiring a live-in nanny is out of the question. After all, having someone live in your house is bound to be more expensive than having a nanny who reports to your home for 40 hours a week, right? Maybe not. If your family is struggling with needing... more

How to guides

How much does a nanny cost?

If you’ve narrowed down your choice of child care options and decided that hiring a nanny is the right option for your family, you’re probably wondering: Can we even afford a nanny? As with any child care option a parent considers, it’s crucial to know up front what it’s going... more

9 ways to support domestic workers’ fight for fair work

There are over 2 million domestic workers across the United States employed part- or full-time to provide families with valuable services, such as child care, senior care, care for people with disabilities and housekeeping. And by 2026, care jobs will constitute one of the fastest growing professions in the country... more

Caregivers: 6 smart things to do right now for your post-pandemic job search

Enter a caption... If you’re a professional caregiver, nanny or sitter who has recently lost work as a result of state-issued “stay-at-home” orders and various economic forces at play during the coronavirus pandemic, you’re not alone. This time has been especially stressful for caregivers.  “Many working people, like domestic... more

Caregivers: FAQs about employment and benefits during COVID-19

Nannies, babysitters and other in-home caregivers continue to adapt to COVID-19 as new rules and laws dictate how we do our jobs and what benefits we receive. You’re probably aware of the stay-at-home orders nearly every state has, that paid sick leave is available because of the Families First Act... more

The 2020 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

A household employment glossary for families and caregivers

We know taxes can be intimidating for both families hiring caregivers and caregivers working in a family’s home. To help you better understand this topic, we compiled a list of the tax terminology you need to know. Bookmark this page so you can refer to it any time you’re unsure... more