The Value of Paying – and Being Paid – “On the Books”

One of the important conversations that we have with new clients to Town & Country is whether they have thought about how they will handle payroll for their new nanny, housekeeper or other household employee.  We don’t have reliable data on what portion of household employees in this country are paid “off the books” or “under the table,” but we suspect the percentage is pretty…

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“Always negotiate based on gross, not net, pay”

This reminder from California attorney Bob King at “If you’re a family hiring someone in your home, always negotiate based on gross, not net, pay. Net pay agreements make it more difficult to calculate overtime and could allow the employee to overwithhold taxes at your expense. You can always determine the net pay, but any agreement should be based on gross hourly wages.” Why…

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