Steven E. Springer
DOMESTIC WORKERS BILL OF RIGHTS AB 241
The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights: As of January 1, 2014 some domestic workers must be paid overtime for over 9 hours in a day and 45 hours in a week. This new law is designed to cover services related to the care of persons in private homes or maintenance of private homes, including: childcare providers, caregivers of people with disabilities, sick, convalescing, or elderly persons, house cleaners, housekeepers, maids, and other household workers/occupations. Casual babysitters are not included in this new law.
While the law does not require any specific paperwork, the absence of paperwork memorializing the actual hours worked by domestic workers covered by this new law may become an evidentiary problem for the homeowner.
See the full text of the bill at: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB241