March 7, 2012
With spring break and summer vacations coming up, many families will bring their nanny along to help care for the kids. This always brings up interesting questions about how to handle the hours worked and travel expenses.
Even though it may be vacation to the family, federal law says it's work for the employee. Families are required to pay for the nanny's travel, lodging and meal expenses and compensate her for all hours worked, including the time spent travelling as well as any time in which she has responsibility for the children -- even if she's doing it in a beautiful beach or mountain setting.