7 Steps to Protect Yourself as a Household Employer

7 Steps to Protect Yourself as a Household Employer

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.

What the Wage Act Ruling Means for Household Employers in Massachusetts

What the Wage Act Ruling Means for Household Employers in Massachusetts

A Massachusetts court ruled for an employee who was terminated for cause and was seeking treble damages for the untimely payment of her final wages under the state’s wage act. This decision should alert household employers in the state to the importance of paying all earned wages – including unused vacation and PTO – on the day of termination.

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