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What information must an employer of a domestic worker provide?

The employer must provide you with a notice of all applicable state and federal laws that apply to the employment of domestic workers.

If domestic worker works for an employer for 16 hours or more a week, the employer must also provide the following information (and keep a record for three years):

  • the rate of pay, including overtime and additional compensation for added duties or multilingual skills;
  • working hours, including meal breaks and other time off;
  • any applicable provisions for days of rest, sick days, vacation days, personal days, holidays, transportation, health insurance, severance, yearly raises. This information must include whether or not vacation days, personal days, holidays, severance, transportation costs and health insurance costs are paid or reimbursed;
  • any fees or other costs, including costs for meals and lodging;
  • the responsibilities, including regularity associated with the job;
  • the process for raising and addressing grievances and additional compensation if new duties are added;
  • the possibility of eligibility to collect worker’s compensation if injured on the job;
  • if applicable, the circumstances under which your employer will enter your designated living space on the employer’s premises;
  • what the employer deems as cause for termination;
  • the requirement to provide you with notice of employment termination; and
  • any other benefits the employer provides.
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