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.
On the success of its Wage Theft Task Force, New York has launched a new hotline and announced plans to develop a state-of-the-art online wage theft reporting system to create more opportunities for workers to report wage theft and receive what they are owed.
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.
Calculating nanny taxes is an important step when hiring an in-home caregiver for your children. It’ll help you understand your total budget for childcare beyond just the wages you’ll pay your nanny. Here’s what you need to know.
A household employer in Massachusetts has been ordered to pay nearly $27,000 for violating the state’s wage and hour, overtime, and domestic worker protection laws.