Non-compliance with wage and labor laws in household employment has grabbed a number of headlines across the country recently and cost families hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines, penalties, and payment of back wages. We take a look at three cases and what families with household help can learn to avoid similar legal troubles.
As a family that has hired someone to work in their home – like a nanny, senior caregiver, or housekeeper – you are now considered a household employer and should understand and follow applicable labor laws just like any other business. Here are seven steps to take to help ensure you are protecting yourself from allegations of wrongful employment practices.
Household employees in Colorado will soon be protected by the state’s anti-employment discrimination law. Effective in August, the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act will make it illegal for household employers to discriminate against a worker for disability, race, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, and nationality.
It’s been a busy first half of the year in household employment compliance. Here’s what’s happened, what’s new, and what’s coming in 2022.
Day of rest and meal break amendments to Illinois’ One Day Rest in Seven Act (ODRISA) have big implications for household employment in the state. ORDISA is one of four bills that make up the state’s Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. Here’s what household employers need to know to avoid the increased penalties for violations of the law.
Paid family and medical leave is coming soon for household employees in Maryland. Here’s what families with household help – like a nanny, housekeeper, or nanny share – need to know about the new compliance requirement.