Should I loan my nanny money or give her a cash advance?

Here is a sticky situation– Your nanny comes to you, asking if she can borrow some money to cover some emergency dental work. Maybe she needs to cover the cost of her parent’s funeral. What should you do?

As an employer, this can be a difficult situation to be in. It can be hard to say no, especially when your nanny is clearly upset, stressed and embarrassed. She has been with you for a long time and is considered part of the family. You understand that life deals bad hands sometimes and emergencies do creep up.

Obviously, quite a few factors come into the equation.