Under AB 889, household “employers” (aka “parents”) who hire a babysitter on a Friday night will be legally obligated to pay at least minimum wage to any sitter over the age of 18 (unless it is a family member), provide a substitute caregiver every two hours to cover rest and meal breaks, in addition to workers’ compensation coverage, overtime pay, and a meticulously calculated timecard/paycheck.
Monday, September 05, 2011
California to Regulate 2-hour Babysitter Shifts
Regulation in this country is out of control. Anyone who has met with 'regulators' knows how incredibly ignorant they are about what they are trying to manage, as when a boss 4 levels above you comes in and tries to make your daily tasks more efficient. They are often good people, just doing their job, but it's rather pitiful watching them come in, you explain what you do, and they make some silly reporting requirements. The latest turns the regulator knob to 11: