Domestic Workers Frequently Asked Questions

Only if she or he is living in your home.

Yes, but you must show that wages have been paid by getting a signed receipt.

Under the Act, an employer cannot deduct money from wages to recover a cost of doing business. This includes accidental damage to the employer's property.

The Act requires that the employer have a written contract of employment that specifies the hours of work required. The employer can also have the domestic worker record hours worked on a timesheet.

No. Employment agencies are only allowed to charge the employer.

No. The Act does not require employees to give notice.

Yes. Employees should keep records of all time worked, including overtime and whether or not they were paid for overtime.