Category Archives: Mother’s Helper

Employment Guide For Domestic Workers

YOUR RIGHTS: How the Laws of the United States and Maryland Protect You Whether or not you have legal immigration status, you are protected by most federal and state labor laws. Almost all of these laws are the same for everyone, whether you are a citizen or you are here without papers. You do not have to accept lower wages because of your immigration status. Wages and Hours You are entitled to:
  • A minimum wage of $6.15 a hour (in the state of Maryland, as of February 16, 2006)
  • Payment for all hours worked
  • Payment of wages in US dollars once every two weeks, or twice per month
  • Overtime pay of 1.5 times your regular hourly wage for every extra hour you work over 40 hours in a week.
  • All employers in Maryland who have one or more...

Hiring a Professional Nanny or Mother’s Helper

When it comes to the care of your children, especially by household help like a nanny or mother’s helper, it’s critical that you make the right choice. You must ensure the physical safety and emotional well being of your children, especially when employing caretakers from outside your family to engage in child care duties in your Atlanta area home. Hiring the right individual to care for your youngsters requires much consideration. Many families hire a nanny or mother’s helper because they, unlike babysitters, which are usually teenagers that work part-time and are not childcare professionals, are highly experienced professionals whose primary responsibility is child care. Their duties typically includes meal and snack preparation, children’s bedroom and clothing maintenance, car pools, driving children to after school activities, assisting with homework, and overall...