PSP RESOURCES FOR HIRING A NANNY:
The Park Slope Parents website offers comprehensive advice about how to hire a nanny, carefully outlining the parent to domestic employer transition.
STEPS TO HIRING A NANNY ON PSP:
Step 1: WHAT do I want, WHAT can I expect and WHAT will it cost me?
Step 2: WHERE can you find Mary Poppins?
Step 3: WHO is it going to be?
Step 4: HOW can we seal the deal?
Step 5: HOW can I make this a great working relationship?
ON THE BOOKS INFORMATION:
NANNY SHARE INFORMATION:
LEGAL REQUIREMENTS SURROUNDING HIRING A NANNY:
These laws apply to all domestic workers, regardless of whether they are paid on or off the books or their eligibility to work in the U.S.
▪ New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights This bill spells out mandatory overtime compensation over 40 hours, paid time off, and more.
▪ Wage Theft Protection Act This act requires new employers to provide written documentation of their wage rates at time of hire (including nannies paid off the books) and current employers notification by 2/1/2012.
▪ Unemployment Eligibility Workers paid on and off the books are eligible to file for unemployment benefits even if they have not paid taxes on their income.
▪ Worker's Compensation and Insurance A nanny who works 40 or more hours per week for the same employer must be covered by workers’ compensation insurance and disability benefits.
▪ Paid Sick Leave. Domestic workers with 1+ years of tenure must be provided two paid sick days, in addition to 3 days paid rest under the DWBR above.
HELPING YOUR NANNY FIND A NEW JOB:
INFORMATION FOR NANNIES:
PSP offers tips for nannies including where they can look for a job and post about their availability, as well as resources about the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, information about negotiating their next position, and other great resources.
Disclaimer: This post has been written for educational purposes only by Park Slope Parents and is not meant to be legal advice and should not be construed as legal advice or be relied upon. The post may contain errors, inaccuracies and/or omissions. We recommend checking with a professional for specific advice.