Taking Karah Babies – Nap Time
Question: What is the best way to get newborn babies on a nap routine? Karah’s Answer: The key is timing and consistency! During the first six weeks of life, babies are not developmentally ready to be on a routine and often wake, sleep and eat at all different hours of the day and night which is completely normal and healthy. Once babies are closer to…Continue reading »
HomePay: Fast Facts About Legal Pay by Tom Breedlove
Many families hiring help in the home are hiring for the first time and, as such, may be unsure if they have legal requirements surrounding taxes and payroll. Here are a few “fast facts” to help keep families on the up-and-up: 1. The Social Security and Medicare (FICA) Threshold in 2022 is $2,400. If you pay an individual this amount or more, you are required…Continue reading »
It’s the Holiday Season!
Let’s face it – 2020 has been a rough year for everyone, and we could all use a little extra holiday cheer this year. While certain holiday activities such as shopping for gifts at a busy mall, going to parties, and skating at the ice rink might be off limits this year, don’t despair. Get back to basics this year with some of the most…Continue reading »
Returning to Work as a Housekeeper During a Pandemic
Whether you are interviewing for a new position or returning to work, your professional life during a pandemic is going to look a lot different these days. From taking your temperature before you leave for work to wearing a mask throughout the day, there are a number of things you can do to keep yourself and your clients as safe as possible. Safety first! Take your temperature every morning.…Continue reading »
Anti-Racism Resource Guide
Since the murder of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, many families have reached out to T+C looking for resources to help them talk to their children about race and diversity. We have pulled together the following resources and tips that we hope can be helpful to both Clients and their children. Resource Guides: Buzzfeed – A Teacher’s Favorite Children’s Books On Racism Anti-Racism Resources for…Continue reading »
Chelsea, our dedicated Homepay rep, has answered some questions pertaining to the changes in unemployment benefits due to the Coronavirus. Here is some information we found helpful: Question: What does California State unemployment benefits usually pay and for what length of time? Is it a percentage of your average earnings or is it the same amount for every individual? Answer: Benefits are generally paid out…Continue reading »
Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting: Do You Know the Difference?
As a Housekeeper, keeping living areas clean is the primary responsibility of your job, but did you know there is a difference between cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting? Educating yourself is the best way to help your Clients and limit exposure to chemicals and unwanted germs. Cleaning: Cleaning a home and household items involves removing dirt, dust, and grime from various surfaces. This includes vacuuming, dusting,…Continue reading »