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Friday, April 1, 2011

The Pitfalls of Caregiver Employment: Paying, Withholding, and Reporting Requirements

A person hiring a caregiver must exercise care in the hiring and paying of the caregiver. This applies to any prospective employer of the caregiver, whether the employer is a family member or a trustee who will pay the caregiver from a special needs trust. Besides the practical considerations such as the caregiver's competency and background, there are many legal pitfalls in caregiver employment.

Full article at Special Needs Alliance,

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