by Kathleen Webb of HomeWork Solutions
Nannies and other household employees, with limited exceptions, are covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act and must be paid no less than the greater of the Federal or state/local minimun wage.
Effective for work performed July 1, 2014 and forward, you must:
- Pay your California household worker at no less than $9.00 per hour. Note there are higher minimum wage ordances in some cities such as San Francisco ($10.74) and San Jose ($10.00).
- Pay your District of Columbia household worker no less than $9.50 per hour.
Clients who employ foreign household workers in the District of Columbia with a G-5 or A-3 visa must begin paying this higher minimum wage for work performed on July 1 and forward. As of 19 June 2014 the July 1 change to the prevailing local wage has not been published by the US Department of Labor.