Many nannies often don’t know what all the labor laws are for their state or area where they are working. With the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights that is in several key states that have heavy populations of nanny employment, it can get confusing. There is the fact that nannies are W-2 employees and not 1099 contractors-no matter what the family accountant says.
Many families fear the words “Nanny Taxes” but it can be easily understood by contacting one of Nanny Payroll companies. You can search for them on the International Nanny Association member directory for one to assist you. HomePay by Breedlove writes for Regarding Nannies monthly and HomeWork Solutions contributes to us as well. We have also had great support from GTM Payroll Services as well.
If you need some help talking with you employeers or they don’t know where to start in doing the right things for Nanny Labor Laws you can send them over the INA blog and the recent article called Nanny Employment Labor and Tax Law Changes for 2015
Nannies and other domestic service workers are covered by Federal minimum wage and overtime rules. The minimum wage increased January 1 in 13 states, and several states have scheduled increases later in 2015. A nanny may legally be paid no less than the greater of the applicable state or Federal minimum wage, must be paid for all hours worked, and may be eligible for an overtime differential of 1.5 times the regular hourly wage for hours worked over 40 in a 7 day work week.