Housekeeping, Maid

The Mary Poppins Tax

When you employ someone to work in your home such as a nanny or a housekeeper, you are required to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on their wages.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030–03/29/2013


Greater Boston Workers Younger Than Previously Thought

A new study by the Federal Reserve finds that the Greater Boston labor force is much younger than earlier believed.



28 Mass. Companies Splitting $2M In Workforce Training Grants

In all, some 3,000 workers will get new training, and 200 new jobs will be created as a result of these grants.



Three Lowe’s Stores In NH Closing, 277 Losing Jobs

The three stores in Manchester, Hooksett and Claremont are among 20 being closed nationally.


Mass. Labor Secretary Pushing For More Paid Sick Days For Workers

Gov. Deval Patrick’s labor secretary went to Beacon Hill Tuesday to stand with supporters of a paid sick leave bill.


(credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

Gov. Patrick Signs Bill To Help Unemployed

Gov. Deval Patrick has signed legislation to ensure unemployed workers who exhaust their state benefits remain eligible for federally-funded benefit extensions.


File photo (credit: AP)

RI Considers Law Requiring Employer Immigration Check

Rhode Island businesses would stand on the front lines of efforts to crack down on illegal immigration under a legislative proposal to require employers to check the immigration status of every job applicant.


Braintree eyes immigration checks

The Braintree Town Council is considering a proposal that would require contractors and vendors doing business with the town to verify workers’ immigration status.