MAMA Seattle Invites you to their upcoming lunch seminar

07/12/2016 11:45 AM | WWL Admin (Administrator)

Invites you to attend our next monthly lunch seminar:

A DIY Guide to Hiring Household Help:

Tax and Employment Law Considerations


When: Tuesday, July 12, 2016, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Presentation will be from 12-1, with networking time before and after.

Where: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, 1201 Third Ave., Floor 22, Seattle, WA 98101

RSVP: via Big Tent (preferred for MAMAS members) or email to Please say if you will attend in person or participate by phone.

Have a nanny or want to hire one? A housekeeper or other household help? This seminar will provide practical tips on the employment law and tax implications of hiring household help, including nannies, housekeepers, and others. We will cover federal tax filing requirements such as W-2s, 1099s, and Schedule H, as well as state Employment Security and Department of Labor and Industries filing and payment requirements. And we will discuss employment law issues that typically arise in this area, including minimum wage and other rules applicable to employers.

Cory Johnson is a shareholder at Colvin + Hallett where she helps clients resolve federal and state tax disputes, including representing clients undergoing audits, at administrative appeals, in litigation in federal courts, and clients under investigation or charged with committing tax crimes. Cory has twin six-year-old girls, and when she discovered the nanny service was keeping nearly half of what she was paying for her summer nanny to file and pay taxes, she decided to pay her next nanny directly. She will share what she learned about the various tax filing and payment obligations for hiring and paying household help.

Joanna Silverstein is a shareholder at Littler where she represents employers in a wide variety of employment law matters arising under federal and state law, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour disputes. She also advises clients on preventing these types of claims, and will share tips on hiring and employing household help. Joanna has two young boys.

We encourage you to attend our lunch seminar in person to facilitate networking and a lively discussion. Please bring your lunch and join us for this presentation, and meet fellow MAMAS members! Cookies and drinks will be provided.

For those who cannot attend in person, we offer the option to participate by phone.

Call in #: 888-757-0729; Passcode: 1396142354#

When attending via telephone, please use your mute button to prevent background noise, but do not place the call on hold. (Some firms have hold music.)

MAMA Seattle would also like to thank our

Platinum sponsors:

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Garvey Schubert Barer

Gold sponsors:

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

K&L Gates LLP

Keller Rohrback LLP

Microsoft Corporation

Perkins Coie LLP

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Summit Law Group PLLC

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