Hiring a nanny legally vs. paying cash

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Hiring a nanny legally vs. paying cash

Why is it important to hire a nanny legally? Well, I think it’s important to hire anybody who’s going to help in your house legally for a lot of reasons. And I have a lot of personal experience in this. But I think from a financial standpoint, you get to put them on the books, so you get to insure them, you get to give them a company check or they become a taxable person that’s responsible to not only you but to the government and everybody else, so it makes it a lot cleaner and simpler. A lot of people will say the exact opposite thing, it just makes it easier for me to just write them a check or pay them in cash and nobody’s the wiser. Well, I can tell you from personal experience having a nanny who was severely injured while working for us that the legal issues that came up… I was very, very fortunate to have had her as a documented worker for me and the insurance that was able to help her out, because she was covered by my family’s insurance made all the difference in the world for her life and for my family’s life.

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Neil Tardio is a Los Angeles based director whose work spans across commercials, music videos, television/web series, and screenwriting.  He has won numerous awards including four Cannes Lions, four Clios, two London Art Directors Awards, 12 Addys, and 30 Tellys, exceeding more than 100 honors. His spot "Joint Man", for A Partnership with a Drug Free America, was nominated for an Emmy.

After graduating from Boston University, Tardio began his career as an agency producer and writer for such agencies as Saatchi & Saatchi and DDB/Chicago before launching into a full time directing career. Tardio’s first assignment as a director was to create the 1992 Peabody Award winning “Rock The Vote” special for Madonna.

Tardio went on to direct 32 episodes of a children’s sports program called PE TV, which aired on channel 1, and then ESPN.  He co-created and directed the web series, Lifeisode.   Tardio has directed music videos for numerous acts, most notably for The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Queen Latifia.  His original screenplay, Son of Santa, was sold to United Artists and he is currently writing a television series with Mitch Hurwitz. Tardio is attached to direct the feature film ShortCut Man based on the critically acclaimed novel by  P.G. Sturges.  

Tardio’s work packs the double whammy - funny and award winning. Now at Third Street Mining Company, his work exhibits realistic characters, witty style, and an attention to detail that exemplifies the highest standard of commercial work. He recently finished major successful campaigns for ESPN, Coke, AT&T, Volkswagen, Virgin, Budweiser, and Burger King to name a few.

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