Are you a caregiver or a personal attendant who works in a private household or home? As a household worker either as a caregiver or personal attendant, are you entitled to minimum wage? Over-time pay? Other benefits?
If hired directly by an individual or family, your benefits are different from one who is hired by a private firm or agency and governed by general employment laws: applicable federal and state statutes.
A live-in employee as opposed to a live-out employee is subject to special work rules discussed below.
A caregiver or “care custodian” is defined by Section 15610.17 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code as:
“… an administrator or an employee of…public or private facilities or agencies, or persons providing care or services for elders or dependent adults, including members of the support staff and maintenance staff.”
A “personal attendant” is not entitled to overtime compensation, unless: (1.) he … Read More