Welcome to The Employer Checklist
The following questions are designed to help you create a work relationship that is mutually beneficial and supportive—whether you've employed someone for years or are considering hiring.
How are you doing already? What changes can you make right away? We're here to help. You can keep a copy of the checklist when you finish, so you can use it as a guide when creating a work agreement or track your own goals!
These questions reflect best practices crafted by Hand in Hand with the National Domestic Workers Alliance; this does not constitute legal advice.
Paid Time Off
Health & Safety
My Home Is Someone's Workplace
What kind of domestic worker do you employ?
Does the worker work part time or full time?
Part time (less than 20 hours/week)
Full time (more than 20 hours/week)
Does the worker live in your home?
Yes, the worker lives in my home.
No, the worker does not live in my home.
Does the worker have a consistent, regular schedule?
Yes, the worker has a weekly schedule.
Yes, the worker has a schedule of working less than once a week.
No, I employ the worker only when the need arises.
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