Legal requirements for hiring nannies

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When you're hiring someone to come in to your home and help care for your children, there are few big things you wanna keep in mind. The first is that you want to make sure that any one you're hiring is eligible and entitled to work in the United States. The second is you want to make sure that you are comfortable with and understand your obligations, minimum wage and hour perspective. This includes making sure that you understand what the minimum wage is, what your overtime obligations are and whether there are meal and rest periods which what you need to comply. When it comes the time to pay your employees, you want to make sure that you are withholding proper taxes, that you are printing out pay stubs, that you are keeping track of timekeeping records, and that you are properly and timely paying taxes to the Federal and State Government. Finally, you wanna make sure that you understand your insurance obligations. If you have someone working in your home, you want to make sure that they are covered under your workers compensation plan. Sometimes, this is included in a homeowners policy, but you want to check with your insurance broker to make sure.

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Lisa Pierson Weinberger is the founder of Mom, Esq., a legal practice dedicated to helping parents understand and maximize their maternity leave benefits, have peace of mind when hiring employees in their homes, and find a good work/life balance when they return to the workplace after having a baby.  Prior to founding Mom, Esq., Lisa spent seven years working at the entertainment law firm of Greenberg Glusker working as an employment lawyer with many of Hollywood's A-List celebrities.  She counseled on matters related to large domestic staffs, advising on the hiring process, backgrounds checks, wage and hour issues, counseling, discipline and terminations, and preparing employment applications, offer letters and a variety of agreements including employment, confidentiality, arbitration, severance and release agreements. Lisa has a Bachelors in Psychology, with Honors, from Washington University in St. Louis, and a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law where she served on the UCLA Law Review.

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