A FEW TOP TIPS FROM HWS
VERIFICATION OF WORK ELIGIBILITY
All U.S. employers are required to verify a candidate’s employment eligibility using Form I-9.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA) COMPLIANCE
Maintain accurate and contemporaneous records including time tracking , gross pay calculations, and detailed records of all deductions from the employee paycheck
You are not required to provide employee health insurance, however there are financial and retention advantages to contributing some or all of your employee’s health insurance premium. HWS is happy to discuss this with you.
HWS WILL HELP YOU DO THE RIGHT THING
HWS knows that most families want to pay their household employees legally and insure that the employee receives workers compensation and unemployment insurance protections. You also want to establish a principled relationship with your employee who is caring for and interacting with precious family members. Getting the relationship started on the right footing, including complying with legal and tax formalities, helps set the tone for the relationship.
CLASSIFICATION IS THE KEY
You become a household employer when you hire an individual to perform duties and provide services under your direction in your private home. Generally, these workers are your employees, not independent contractors. Failure to properly classify the worker and make the appropriate employment tax filings and payments is considered tax fraud by the IRS. HomeWork Solutions is here to help.
IS A NANNY CONSIERED AN EMPLOYEE?
Yes, a nanny is considered an employee.