Skip to comments.Nanny State? Calif. May Force Parents To Pay Babysitters Workers’ Comp, OT
Posted on 09/02/2011 6:04:14 AM PDT by artichokegrower
LOS ANGELES (CBS) The next time you plan a movie night without the kids, you may have to provide more than just pizza for your babysitter.
Democratic lawmakers in Sacramento are fast-tracking a bill that would require workers compensation benefits, meal breaks and paid vacation time for all domestic employees, including nannies, housekeepers and even babysitters.
Assembly Bill 889, authored by Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), has already cleared the Assembly and is expected to receive overwhelming support from Senate Democrats, who control both houses of the California legislature.
Under AB 889, parents legally become household employers and are obligated to pay at least minimum wage to any sitter over the age of 18 (family members are exempt).
In addition, the bill would require parents to provide substitute caregivers every two hours to cover rest and meal breaks, pay for any overtime worked, and provide a line-item pay stub showing gross and net wages earned, total hours worked, deductions and both employer and employee Social Security numbers.
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From San Francisco.
Can I guess why ?
Senate Democrats control both houses? No wonder California is so messed up.
This means that no one is going to hire an adult to watch the kids, just older kids probably.
Which Union are the babysitters joining? Another CALPERS retirement plan, too?
Think of the paperwork involved in this for the families
First thing we did after the election in Michigan was to kill that union.
Fire them. If people were to sit down and add up the total cost associated with mommy working, they'd easily find out mommy is COSTING the family when she works. They'd actually SAVE money if she quit and worked only one job - the job of being a mother. Quiting would be a win-win for both her and her family.
In this economy, there's no reason why people can't mow their own lawns or hire high school kids to do it. Those kids would love a little extra cash right now.
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I guess the state of Nannyfornia wants to regulate business normally conducted by a handshake.
This only encourages black markets, under-the-table dealings and a general disregard for government.
Will this apply to the kid if the kid watches himself?
I think the Teamsters Union. I read a thread once where a sitter got a letter in the mail saying she had to pay them union dues.
She freaked. She never agreed to join a union, but somehow it was forced on her.
and with the major gerrymandering, we got redisricted when Mr Rogan came out against Mr. Clinton, the state conservatives have been silenced.
From the bill:
(e) The vast majority of domestic workers are women of color and
immigrants and are particularly vulnerable to unlawful employment
practices and abuses.
Which is their goal. Create a new dept. Hire a bunch of lackeys. Lather, rinse, repeat.
I think this is great
Time for the Hollywoodistas to pay Conchita Rosita Evita Margarita a fair union-scale wage with coffee breaks and a pension
My sister-in-law one time got a quote on having her kitchen wallpapered. It's a job that's charged by the roll. Well, this cheapskate put up all the easy, straight drop sections herself. When the guy came, she expected him to put up all the hard cuts, corners, windows, doorways at the same rate he originally quoted. She actually measured the places she skipped over, which was stupid because she could have easily messed up the job. She wasn't the least bit embarrassed or kind of regretful. She was proud of herself.
The liberal mindset is selfish.
In other words, parents have to hire another employee to cover the first employee while he/she is on break. That means the costs will skyrocket.
If you and your spouse work, it would be wise to go over your budget. It would be cheaper if only one of you worked. (Remember to pay attention to your "new" net income when you do it, because this would also put you in a lower tax bracket)
First they went after lemonade stands, now they are going after babysitters. Hey America! How’s that nanny state working out for ya?!