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?!
They did that in Michigan (A Granholm deal) but we killed it. They didn’t want to be unionized but were forced into it.
There was apparently a vote but the child care workers were unaware of the vote and the union voted without them and counted the votes without them.
Actually several states have had the same sort of thing happen. In fact home health care workers in Michigan are still under the control of a union they didn’t want but we’re working on it.
The same state that requires fast food workers to pay the state for a license?
Which is why unions are quickly becoming the most despised organizations in America. They thug people into paying union dues against their will. They're nothing but low life extortionists.
been unemployed for 15 months now guess I’ll join the union get myself a pension and start babysitting.
What the union did was send out letters which were tossed into the trash as junk mail. They weren’t union members or interested in union business so they tossed the letters.
It was quickly apparent that the union couldn’t represent them if the wanted to. After all, they are basically contractors so they’re both management and labor. The union simply planned to milk them for dues and shove them aside.
The dues they would have collected came out to around $20 million per year. Now the victims are forced to sue to get their money back. Fortunately the whole thing didn’t even last a year.
That's what unions do. They milk democrat campaign money from the workers, and therefore the businesses, until the businesses collapse. Then, the union moves on to it's next victim.
They've become nothing but a thuggery arm for the DNC.
People are catching on to the scam, but for millions it's too late. Their jobs are gone, and they have nowhere else to go.
California unemployment is 12% or so. Not the national average of 9.1%.
I thank god every day that I had the good judgment to leave the state of California last Summer.
This workers comp for baby sitters is a priority of the SEIU. They want to organize babysitters into a union and then get them into community organizing. Makes me want to puke.
This is going to backfire in ways I’m going to enjoy. Most of the people this will affect will be upper-middle-class types who like to hire illegals to watch their kids for pennies. Once those illegals are no longer so cheap, the demand for them will fall... see where I’m going?
Exactly. The loudest liberals are often the most horrible tightwad slave-masters.
“connected” daycare centers looking to drive out the competition.
Also helps those professional baby-sitting services.Possible unintended consequences include more stay at home moms, licensing requirements, training classes, background checks and other hoops to jump through before you can be a babysitter.In the beginning these things appear to be good for the worker. In the end, not so much. Some years ago there was a push in California to require special training and licensing to sell antiques.Usually there is someone pushing this sort of legislation who is all set with their “training” or “school” which one must attend in order to get the special “license”.
If you have to go through all this just to get a babysitter, stay home. I’m sure restaurants and theaters will get along just fine without the business and no one will lose their job.
Yes! But it gives them much more potential CONTROL over you and your life.