As a child caregiver, you deserve to earn a living wage – and the minimum wage laws were created to ensure that happens. According to New York City-based employment attorney Jeffrey Risman, Esq., Householder workers – such as nannies and babysitters – must be paid at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Here is a complete list of minimum wages per state. If you have realized you’re not making minimum wage, talk to your employer about an increase.
In addition to minimum wage, a few other money-related situations you may face are:
To avoid some of these issues, you should make sure you have a contract that states expected hours, salary, holiday, benefits and overtime stipulations. Then, make sure you keep good records of your hours, your mileage or whatever might be in question.