Washington, D.C. has joined 10 states and two major cities in enacting domestic worker protections. The major components of the district’s Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights include a requirement for work agreements in household employment and an extension of human rights as well as occupational health and safety protections for household employees.
With complex tax, wage, and labor laws, there is a lot that goes into paying your nanny. Rather than take on the stress and burden of paying your nanny legally, not to mention the time involved, many families sign up with a nanny payroll service. Here’s how to find the best nanny payroll services to make sure your nanny is paid legally and compliance is taken care of.
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.
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.