As of Jan. 1, 2022, all house cleaners, nannies and caregivers working in Chicago must be given written contracts that include the agreed-upon wage and work schedule information — and be written in the workers’ preferred language. Our affiliate ARISE Chicago was instrumental in this victory, which will help to protect the city’s 56,000 workers from wage theft and extra work outside the previously agreed upon scope. They have sample contracts for domestic workers in Chicago for download. Sample contracts for domestic workers in Chicago for download

If you are a domestic worker, or employ a domestic worker and want to ensure fair working conditions, download and use a model contract created by Arise Chicago and the Illinois Domestic Worker Coalition. Chicago Domestic Workers Contract Mandate Protects Care Workers

Effective January 1, 2022, all Chicago employers of nannies, care workers, and home cleaners must provide their workers with a written contract in their preferred language. The contract must include the wage and the work schedule agreed upon by the employer and the domestic worker. This mandate ensures accountability, transparency, and predictability for domestic workers so they can plan for themselves and their families. Domestic workers in Chicago must have written contracts

A new Chicago law says employers must provide house cleaners, nannies and caregivers written contracts stipulating wage and work schedules.