Monday, October 28, 2013

Docs Urge Limits on Kids' Texts, Tweets

Interesting article about new policy guidelines set forth by American Academy of Pediatrics explaining why parents should limit the amount of  time children spend online, texting and on computers.

Doctors 2 parents: Limit kids' tweeting, texting & keep smartphones, laptops out of bedrooms. #goodluckwiththat.

The recommendations are bound to prompt eye-rolling and LOLs from many teens but an influential pediatricians group says parents need to know that unrestricted media use can have serious consequences. Read here

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Attorney General of NYS Investigates Fraudulent NYC Employment Agencies

The NYT ran an interesting story about NYC employment agencies misleading and fraudulently taking money from nannies, housekeepers, home health aides and others for jobs that did not exist.

A State Inquiry Is Said to Target Job Agencies 

The newspaper advertisement looked like the answer to her problems. “Housekeeping needed. No exp needed, up to $18.75 hr.” Zade rushed to the Manhattan employment agency that had posted the notice. Her husband had been suffering from kidney problems for five years and had not been working. Zade, 51 and an immigrant from Kosovo, needed a job. Now.
The agency requested $299. After Zade handed over the money, an employee gave her an address. It was then that her troubles story here

The policy at Wee Care Nanny is simple-we never charge candidates (experienced and qualified domestics should never have to pay) to seek work, if we place them at a job or for any of our services.

Domestics-if you meet Wee Care's minimum requirements, please give us a call.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Affordable Health Insurance for Nannies, Housekeepers and other Domestic Workers

 Over the last few weeks, we received a number of questions from families and nannies alike about the new Affordable Care Act  (Obamacare) that went into effect today (October 1, 2013), and  who is eligible. Is this an opportunity for you and your loved ones to get affordable health insurance? The health exchanges are new but we hope it will be less expensive than other insurance programs, which would be good news for our Nannies, Baby Nurses, Housekeepers and other domestics.    Click on the links below to become better informed and view the different individual and family health insurance options. Good luck!


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