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 »
New Families First Act Covers Household Employers
Our sister company, HomePay, recently posted information on the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act on its website. Here is a link. We encourage all families to read this post by HomePay in order to understand their obligations under this new law. From the blog post: On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Act to help employers and their employees deal with…Continue reading »
MaryPat Joins T+C’s Estate Staffing Division
T+C is excited to announce that MaryPat Power has joined T+C’s Estate Staffing Team as a Placement Counselor! MaryPat has over 17 years of recruiting and placement experience in the Domestic Staffing industry. Her abilities and expertise extend far beyond childcare and she is thrilled to bring that knowledge and experience to a new set of Clients and Candidates. As part of the EES team,…Continue reading »
Life Hacks for 2018
As a busy mom, I am always thinking of ways to save myself time. While I can’t claim to have the magic formula, one way I am lightening my load in 2018 is outsourcing! Truthfully, the word makes me feel guilty. I want to provide my family with everything they need and I am a control freak who hates to ask for help, so admitting to…Continue reading »
What Should I Give My Household Employee For the Holidays?
‘Tis the season to show your Nanny, Housekeeper or another member of your household staff just how grateful you are. When it comes to holiday tipping, there are no hard or fast rules. What and how much you give largely depends on what you feel you can afford and the quality of service you receive. The time-tested cash bonus is always appreciated and is the gift…Continue reading »
It’s a Candidate’s Market!
According to the EDD, the unemployment rate in California has dropped to 5.1%, and has dropped even lower to 2.9% here in the San Francisco Bay Area. Finding the right Nanny, Housekeeper, Estate Manager or Personal Assistant for your household can be a challenging task under the best of circumstances, but when the unemployment rate gets that low, it will be especially challenging! At Town…Continue reading »
Keeping the Lines of Communication Open
You love your job. You love the family, the kids, the fun afternoons at the park and the art classes you get to attend with your charge. You want to be there for your employer whenever they need you, but it seems that too often they approach you with a request that interferes with a prior commitment and you feel guilty not helping out, so…Continue reading »