Household employees - housekeepers, maids and house managers - are covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Household employers need to understand their legal obilgations regarding pay, overtime, recordkeeping, and issuing the payroll to protect themselves from costly and time consuming complaint resolution should an employee file a Wage & Hour complaint.
A written work agreement or contract is a best practice to protect BOTH the family and the household employee.
Learn how to:
- Protect yourself by stating the housekeeper's wage in FLSA compliant terms.
- Understand the law regarding overtime, sick, personal, and vacation pay.
- The importance of accurate, contemporaneous recordkeeping.
- and more...
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