Nannies and other household employees, with limited exceptions, are covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act and must be paid no less than the greater of the Federal or state/local minimun wage.
Effective for work performed July 1, 2014 and forward, you must:
- Pay your California household worker at no less than $9.00 per hour. Note there are higher minimum wage ordances in some cities such as San Francisco ($10.74) and San Jose ($10.00).
- Pay your District of Columbia household worker no less than $9.50 per hour.
Clients who employ foreign household workers in the District of Columbia with a G-5 or A-3 visa must begin paying this higher minimum wage for work performed on July 1 and forward. As of 19 June 2014 the July 1 change to the prevailing local wage has not been published by the US Department of Labor.