For Employers

If you hire a caregiver, housecleaner, nanny or other domestic worker in your home, then you are considered an employer. 

As an employer, you are responsible for ensuring that you treat your employees in accordance with local, state and federal labor laws.

Below you will find resources to help you make sure you’re getting the best out of your domestic work relationship.

What does it mean to be a Fair and Responsible Employer?

Like in any workplace, everyone benefits when the employer and employee have clear agreements and are treated well. The core components of being a fair employer are:

  • Paying a Fair Wage
  • Providing Paid Time Off
  • Establishing Clear and Respectful Communication

Learn more and get the support you need to be a fair employer here.

Sign the Fair Care Pledge

Endorsed by former Presidents Clinton and Obama, the Fair Care Pledge is a way for domestic employers to support fair practices in their own home and across the industry.  

Join over 200,000 domestic employers in signing on to the Fair Care Pledge, a voluntary commitment to doing all one can to provide the three basic components of fair employment.

Tools & Resources

  • Best practices for communication
    • When you have to let someone go
    • Having a difficult conversation when there is a power differential
  • Sample timesheets and written agreements (HIH and CDWC can provide these)
  • CDWC graphics and downloads
  • Keeping your employee and your family safe during COVID
  • Best practices during fire season