This article was originally written by Erica Sklar and appeared in ParentCo. People usually hire nannies when they’re at super overwhelming moments—they have to go back to work, they just had a baby, or they’re realizing that they can’t manage all that needs to be accomplished without another set of hands. But once you hire a
Biden-Harris Administration Announce Executive Actions to Improve Care
Excerpt reposted from Whitehouse.gov Today, President Biden will announce the most comprehensive set of executive actions any President has ever taken to improve care for hard-working families while supporting care workers and family caregivers. Joined by people with disabilities, family caregivers, long-term care workers, early educators, veterans, and aging advocates, the President will sign an
New Report: The State of Nanny Jobs in the Pacific Northwest
The Seattle Nanny Parent Connection recently put out their yearly report on wages, pay and benefit practices for nannies in the puget sound region. Reports like this one are so important to share the current practices of nannies employers in our region. Although some of our employment practices are governed by labor laws, many are
New Webinar Series for Employers in New York
This Women’s History Month, Hand in Hand in partnership with the NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, the NYC Commission on Human Rights, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, launch a new education and implementation initiative for employers of nannies, house cleaners and home attendants. Through webinars, individual consultations, and written resources, the program
Thank You 2022 donors and members!
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Victory! Domestic Worker Bill of Rights won in Washington D.C.
DC Domestic Workers Make History! On December 20, 2022 domestic workers in Washington D.C. made history by winning a domestic workers bill of rights. This makes the 13th bill that has been won by the power of domestic worker and employer organizing. Congratulations to our partners at National Domestic Workers Alliance and our members at
Recognizing Family Caregivers
November is National Family Caregivers Month which recognizes over 65.7 million people who assist a loved one with personal care, skilled nursing tasks, and care management sometimes around the clock. Family Caregivers are partners, spouses, grandparents, parents, and children of all ages who provide support to a loved one with essential daily tasks. Twenty-four percent
Member Spotlight: Angela Gardner
Angela Gardner is a disability rights advocate and member of Hand in Hand. She lives in Southern California. How did you get involved with Hand in Hand, and why? I learned about Hand in Hand from social media! In 2020, I saw a tweet about a Hand in Hand virtual event celebrating the 30th anniversary
2022 Guide to End of Year Raises and a Holiday Bonus
It’s that time of the year again when many of us are thinking about giving and showing appreciation. For those of us who employ workers in our homes, this also means showing care for those who provide care for us by providing a cost of living raise and a holiday bonus.
A Year Later: Remembering Engracia
Answering Engracia’s Call A year ago, our community lost Engracia Figueroa, a member of Hand in Hand’s California chapter, and a fierce and powerful advocate for people with disabilities. Engracia passed away on October 31st, 2021 due to complications from injuries she sustained when United Airlines destroyed her custom wheelchair on a return flight home