Nannies, housekeepers, elder caregivers, and most house managers are considered Hourly, Non-Exempt employees under the Fair Labor Standards Act. This means that most are covered under both minimum wage and overtime laws. Accurate and contemporaneous time tracking and records maintenance is a legal obligation!
For 2013, ten states increased their minimum wage. They are Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. Additionally the City of San Francisco (CA) minimum wage increased, making it the highest in the nation.
Let us help you learn more about legal and workplace protections that extend to household employers. Not knowing and following basic, and not very complicated, rules can come back to haunt a household employer. Download our free tip sheet, Nanny Employment Rights in the Workplace.