Is severance pay for a nanny customary?
I am curious to hear from other parents whether paying a severance to a nanny you are parting ways with is market standard practice? My family and I have worked with a nanny for just over two years, but we are relocating and therefore have to part ways. Our agreement requires either party to give the other party two weeks notice, so if she decided to take another job, she was only obligated to give us two weeks notice and vice versa. Our agreement doesn’t mention severance or parting gifts. We gave her two weeks notice and are helping her with finding her next family. She has since sent us an email asking for severance (vs. bringing this up to us in person). We want to be fair but reasonable, so I’m curious what other families in East Bay have done when ending their work with their nanny.