Negotiating Success Part II

Know What You OfferBy Lora Brawley, Yesterday we discussed that it is important to know what you want when negotiating. It’s equally important to know what you are offering before you enter into a negotiation. This is often a very difficult task for nannies. Even when a nanny knows she’s a great caregiver and […]

Negotiating Success

How Nannies Can Get What They WantBy Lora Brawley,·go·ti·ate1. to deal or bargain with another or others, as in the preparation of a treaty or contract or in preliminaries to a business deal.2. to arrange for or bring about by discussion and settlement of terms: to negotiate a loan. Photo above of mother and […]

Weekly Trip to the Library

The Professional Nanny by Monica M. Bassett Review by Maria Lopez, Nanny, Miami, Florida The Professional Nanny by Monica M. Bassett is a bit tedious because it is a practical book discussing the business aspects of in-home childcare and is not intended to be a novel. But, it is a thorough text with topics discussed […]

Eleven Nanny and Domestic Worker Rights

Nanny and Domestic Worker Rights In a report prepared for the U.N. Human Rights Committee entitled, “Domestic Workers’ Rights in the United States,” violations against domestic workers are noted. The report states, “Employed in private homes to perform household tasks that historically have been assigned a diminished value, domestic workers frequently face exploitation and abuse, […]

Being Paid Legally is Your Right

What Nannies Should Do if they Did Not Receive Tax Forms. The term “nanny tax” is really an umbrella for several different taxes: Social Security and Medicare taxes and the federal unemployment tax. State unemployment tax and perhaps state disability tax may be owed as well. A nanny is an employee if the parents can […]

Women’s eNews N.Y. Domestic Workers See Bill of Rights in ’09

N.Y. Domestic Workers See Bill of Rights in ’09By Rebecca HarshbargerWeNews correspondent Amid massive layoffs, domestic workers and advocates across the country are looking to New York to become the first state to extend legal protections for health insurance, overtime, severance and cost-of-living salary adjustments. (WOMENSENEWS)–When Lois Newland began working as a nanny in […]