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.
Guaranteed hours for a nanny, an industry standard in household employment, are the set number of hours your caregiver will be paid each week. Here’s how guaranteed hours work and why they benefit not only your nanny but your family as well.
The awesome nanny you plan to hire wants to be paid off the books. You know the risks but do you take a chance and go along with your nanny? Nannies, however, often don’t see the bigger picture when it comes to being paid legally and what benefits (both immediate and long-term) they may be missing. Here’s what to say to get them on board with legal pay.
Under a new city ordinance, all household employers in Chicago must now provide their workers with a written contract that includes wage information and work schedule. The rule went into effect on January 1, 2022.