California bill would make baby sitters eligible for workers' comp
Dubbed the baby-sitter bill, the measure would "remove an exclusion for domestic work employers to secure workers' compensation coverage for certain employees thereby requiring all employers to secure the payment of workers' compensation."
Existing law exempts people employing domestic workers from the requirement to provide workers' comp if their employees do not work full time. A.B. 889 would mandate workers' comp coverage for all domestic workers over the age of 18.
The proposal would also require people who employ domestic workers to pay minimum wage and overtime and provide breaks every few hours. Failure to comply would result in legal action. The bill has generated widespread controversy.
Read more at the WorkersComp Forum homepage.
September 15, 2011
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