Under a new law, household employees in California can’t be laid off for refusing to perform work in violation of safety standards under certain provisions along with other protections. Employers can face a misdemeanor and civil liability for any violations.
Under a new law in the city of Philadelphia, nannies and other domestic workers are now required to receive written employment contracts, meal and rest breaks, paid leave, and other protections. Learn what you need to do as a household employer.
Seattle’s Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights extends a number of labor protections to nannies, senior caregivers, and other in-home employees.
If you have hired an employee to work in your home, you are considered an employer and your home is a workplace. That means you are subject to applicable labor laws that are designed to prevent discrimination in the workplace.
If you employ a pregnant nanny, you may be required to provide reasonable accommodations so she can continue working. These accommodations may also apply to childbirth recovery and any conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.