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County Enacts Domestic Worker Employment Contract Bill

Published by on July 31, 2008

Montgomery County, Maryland, has enacted a bill requiring certain employers of domestic workers to enter into an employment contract with the workers.  The text of the bill is here.  The Washington Post has a story on the bill here. The bill applies to anyone who employs a domestic worker for more than 20 hours a […]

Montgomery County, Maryland, has enacted a bill requiring certain employers of domestic workers to enter into an employment contract with the workers.  The text of the bill is hereThe Washington Post has a story on the bill here.

The bill applies to anyone who employs a domestic worker for more than 20 hours a week during any 30 day period.  The bill excludes certain types of domestic workers, such as Au Pairs, from coverage.  If covered, the employer must offer the worker an employment contract setting forth the terms and conditions of employment including days and hours of work, wages, paid time off, unpaid time off, frequency of payment of wages, deductions from wages, eligibility and calculation of overtime wages, duties, living accommodations (if any), meals (if any), breaks, required notice before termination, severance wages (if any), the period of the contract, reimbursement of expenses, and notice of rights under State law.

“Employers” subject to the law would be advised to study its provisions in more detail.

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