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 »
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 »
Holiday Gifting for your Household Employee
Thanksgiving is behind us, holiday music is filling the air of every store you enter and cooler temperatures have moved in – it’s really starting to feel like the holidays. We receive a lot of calls during this time of the year from families asking what year-end bonuses are appropriate for their household employees. When in doubt, cash bonuses tend to be preferred. Not only…Continue reading »
Town + Country Opens Two New Offices!
Our goal is to make interviews and meetings easier for you! Both new offices are centrally located and within steps of BART. They’re easy to get to by public transportation or by car. T+C San Francisco – Hallidie Plaza immediately adjacent to Powell Street BART 1 Hallidie Plaza, Suite 309 San Francisco, CA 94102 415-567-0956 T+C East Bay – Oakland City Center above 12th Street…Continue reading »
Holiday Gift Giving – What to give your employee this season!
The holidays are right around the corner, and there is no better time to show your household and executive staff your gratitude for the quality services they provide for you and your family. Although the gift-giving season can seem a bit daunting, we’ve found that it can be much easier than you might think! When in doubt, cash bonuses tend to be preferred. Not only are they…Continue reading »
On a Mission to Provide Breastfeeding Support for New Moms!
Our very own Amy Horning was fortunate to have great support from her mom when she had her two daughters in 2003 and 2006. Nursing comes easily to some moms, but it can be a lot harder for others. Moms who struggle with nursing often feel that there is something wrong. Many believe breast feeding is just supposed to come naturally, that it’s something new…Continue reading »