- Pay A Fair Wage: By paying a fair wage and overtime, you ensure that the worker in your home has what they need to sustain themselves and their families. It can be a challenge to align what’s fair with what we feel we can afford, but by offering the highest wage you can, you show how much you value their work and are investing in your own household.
- Provide Paid Time Off: Paid time off— including vacations, personal days, sick time, and medical leave— ensures that the worker in your home is rested and healthy and able to do their job well.
- Establish clear and respectful communication: Good communication is the foundation of any positive working relationship. Create a mutually agreed upon written work agreement, hold regular check-ins on paid working time, and pay attention to the little things like morning greetings and saying thank you.
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Hand in Hand is dedicated to supporting people who employ nannies, house cleaners, and home attendants to understand their legal obligations, best practices and how to create great working relationships. We’ve developed our resources and recommendations in partnership with NDWA and affiliates, and have a pulse on the shifting nature of the industry.