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For resources on how to be a fair employer during the coronavirus crisis, check out the toolkits and blog posts below. If you have a question, contact us at [email protected]. Sign up for our mailing list to have resources like this delivered to your inbox.

Home care and Attendant Employer Checklist

The coronavirus has changed what it means to hire attendants or provide caregiving in the home. Here are tips to help us to get the support we need and keep everyone safe. Sign Up for More Resources! Share this page on social media! Share on FacebookShare on Twitter

Agreement for Nanny work during COVID

We all want to stay safe, and to do that we need to work together. This template can help nannies and employers talk honestly about how you will commit to each others’ safety and wellbeing, reach agreements and put them down in writing so that you can refer back to them regularly. Download the templates

Nanny Employer FAQ’s During COVID

Hiring or rehiring a nanny during COVID? Here are some answers to frequently asked questions. See Also: Nanny Employer Checklist During COVID-19. 1. When should the nanny we employ come back to work? I wish we had an easy answer for you, but in this time of uncertainty, changing conditions and region specific guidance, we

Nanny Employer Checklist During COVID-19

We know how much you’ve been juggling these last few months. It never ends, caring for children, cleaning up after them, preparing meals and snacks, coming up with activities, helping them with distance learning, and trying to get a few minutes of work in at the same time. As stay at home restrictions are lifting,

Housecleaner Employer Checklist During COVID-19

As stay at home restrictions are lifting, many of us are considering either hiring or rehiring a housecleaner to offer some much needed help in our homes. At the same time,  the major concern for all of us, is to how keep our employees and our entire household safe. We’ve partnered with the National Domestic

Tips for managing attendants/caregivers during the coronavirus crisis

Tips for Managing Attendants/Caregivers During the Coronavirus Crisis Developed by Senior & Disability Action and Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network Downloadable Document The coronavirus crisis has changed what it means to hire and manage attendants or caregivers. The new guidelines for social distancing and sheltering in place challenge us to think about how

How to be a fair employer during the coronavirus crisis – CALIFORNIA TOOLKIT

On March 4th, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in California and on March 16th, residents in six counties in the Bay Area were told they must shelter in place through April 7th. [1] Many of us are anxious and scared about how the virus will impact us and our communities. While it’s

How to be a fair employer during the coronavirus crisis – MASSACHUSETTS TOOLKIT

On March 10, Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts. Many of us are anxious and scared about how the virus will impact us and our communities. While it’s hard to know what will happen, especially as new information is released hourly, we do know that this virus is exposing many of

How to be a fair employer during the coronavirus crisis – NEW YORK TOOLKIT

*** This set of recommendations were made before New York Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order 202.6 on “essential workers”. Please see the Memo for domestic employers released by Hand in Hand: The Domestic Employers Network and the National Domestic Workers Alliance for new guidelines. On March 7th, Governor Andrew Cuomo declared a state of

How to be a fair employer during the coronavirus crisis – PENNSYLVANIA TOOLKIT

On March 16th, Governor Tom Wolf declared a state of emergency in Pennsylvania. Many of us are anxious and scared about how the virus will impact us and our communities. While it’s hard to know what will happen, especially as new information is released hourly, we do know that this virus is exposing many of

How to be a fair employer during the coronavirus crisis – WASHINGTON TOOLKIT

On February 29th, Governor Jay Inslee declared a state of emergency in Washington. Many of us are anxious and scared about how the virus will impact us and our communities. While it’s hard to know what will happen, especially as new information is released hourly, we do know that this virus is exposing many of

COVID-19 Benefits Eligibility & FAQs – New York

Domestic workers are a vulnerable population who have minimum protections under the law. Though protections have been extended to many workers during the COVID-19 crisis, protections are not permanent and employees may only be covered for 10 days of paid leave. Many domestic workers fall through the cracks and are unable to sustain themselves. For

Dear Neighbor, Employer to Employer

Nannies, house cleaners and home attendants support our communities in profound ways. They are on the frontlines of caring for some of our most vulnerable. Many of our members who are sheltering in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, are experiencing the absence of these workers from their homes and lives as they

Difficult Conversations in the Age of Coronavirus

How to Approach Tough Conversations during COVID-19 In this moment of global anxiety and fear, as we brace ourselves to read headlines or avoid them altogether, it’s important that we also be prepared to face the difficult conversations we need to have with the people around us in order to prioritize health and safety for

Shelter in Place? Stay-At-Home? What it Means for Domestic Workers & Employers

As we navigate a scary time in the United States at the height of the coronavirus crisis, many cities and states are being issued “Shelter in Place” or “Stay at Home” orders by executives like governors and mayors. What does that mean for domestic workers like nannies and home care attendants and what are the

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