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California Domestic Workers (House Keepers & Caregivers) Entitled to Overtime

Written By: Melissa C. Marsh, Esq., California Attorney, October 2013 Add to Favorites
Pursuant to the Industrial Welfare Commission’s Wage Order 15-2001 which governs household occupations, employers were require to pay their household workers (maids, nannies and caregivers) at least the state's mandated minimum wage (presently $8 per hour, increasing to $9 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2014).

Effective January 1, 2014, AB 241 adds Labor Code §1450, the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, which requires employers to pay their Domestic Workers (including babysitters, nannies, maids, housekeepers, butlers, caregivers, etc..) overtime compensation at a rate of one and one-half times their regular rate for hours worked in excess of 9 in any given day, and 45 hours in any given week.

Domestic Work is broadly defined as the provision of any service related to the care of persons in private households, or the maintenance of private households, or the premises.

The new Labor Code provisions do not apply to: (1) "casual" babysitters and relatives, whose employment is sporadic, (2) licensed healthcare workers, or (3) "personal attendants" who provide services to low-income individuals through California’s In-Home Support Service.

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