Saturday, April 12, 2014

National Nanny Training Day/ CT 2014

Thank you to everyone that participated in National Nanny Training Day/ CT 2014.  Our event at the Italian Center in Stamford sold out. Nannies attended from as far away as Staten Island and New Jersey. A great day of training, education and working together to elevate the quality of child care locally and nationally.   And we had a lot of fun networking and with raffle prizes. One lucky nanny won a pair of field level tickets to an upcoming NY Yankees game. It was so nice to catch up with so many of our wonderful nannies, and have the.   opportunity to meet new ones.  We can't wait to do it again next year and make it even bigger and better with everyone's help! 

Posted by Wee Care Nanny Agency

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Which Driving Infractions Cause Car Insurance Premiums to Rise the Most?

We all know that tickets for speeding or passing a stop sign can result in costly fines, but the rise in your insurance premiums can  be even more painful. According to a recent national study, below is the average of how much your car insurance rises per infraction:  Read here

  1. DUI -- 93 percent.
  2. Reckless driving -- 82 percent.
  3. Careless driving -- 27 percent.
  4. Speeding 1 to 15 mph over the limit -- 21 percent. Speeding 16 to 30 mph over the limit -- 28 percent.
    Speeding 31+ mph over the limit -- 30 percent.
  5. Failure to stop -- 19 percent.
  6. Failure to yield to pedestrians -- 19 percent.
  7. Driving in a carpool lane -- 18 percent. 
The bottom line: driving carefully and obeying all traffic rules is important for safety and your pocketbook!

Posted by Wee Care Nanny Agency

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

NYC Paid Sick Leave Law Goes into Effect for Domestic Workers

New York City's Paid Sick Leave Law Goes Into Effect Today

As of April 1st 2014,  Household employers in New York City are required to provide their domestic worker (nannies, housekeepers, senior caregivers or any household employees) at least 2 paid days of sick leave per calender year, after one year of employment. This is in addition to the Domestic Worker's Bill of Rights enacted in November 2010, that requires household employers to provide domestic employees at least 3 paid days off per year, after one year of employment for the same employer.  Read here


About the Paid Sick Leave Law
Under New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act (Paid Sick Leave Law), which is in effect today, certain employers must allow sick leave, so employees can care for themselves or a family member.

Who Must Provide Sick Leave?

Employers with one to four (1 – 4) employees who work more than 80 hours per calendar year in New York City must provide unpaid sick leave.

Employers with one or more (1 or more) domestic workers who have worked for the employer for at least a year and who work more than 80 hours per calendar year must provide two (2) days of paid sick leave.

NYC employers must give covered domestic workers notice of the coverage by May, 1, 2014. provides sample notice forms for workers and employers.

As a lot of you already know, this has been standard practice for many years for any domestic workers placed through Wee Care.  Good to see NYC making some progress on this front.

Posted by Wee Care Nanny Agency