Hand in Hand collaborates with domestic workers and employers to ensure that every home is a safe, fair and respectful workplace. 

Whether you are thinking about hiring a nanny, housecleaner or home attendant, or if you already employ someone in your home, this page will help you establish working relationships that are long-lasting and mutually beneficial.   

Scroll down to access our resources on:

  • Hiring a nanny, house cleaner or home attendant
  • Building a healthy relationship based on trust, safety and a shared understanding of the job
  • Developing a written work agreement using free printable samples
  • Establishing a fair and proper wage, and when to offer a raise 
  • How much paid time off to provide
  • Creating and maintaining a safe workplace
  • Establishing COVID safety protocols 

COVID-19

COVID-19: Having Tough Conversations

COVID-19: Having Tough Conversations

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Vaccine Resource Roundup

Vaccine Resource Roundup

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Hiring Online Learning Pod Supervisors

Hiring Online Learning Pod Supervisors

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House Cleaner Employer Checklist

House Cleaner Employer Checklist

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Nanny & Online Distance Learning Guidelines

Nanny & Online Distance Learning Guidelines

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COVID-19: Nanny Employer Checklist

COVID-19: Nanny Employer Checklist

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COVID-19: Managing Home Attendants

COVID-19: Managing Home Attendants

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COVID-19: Nanny Work Agreement

Nanny Work Agreement During COVID-19

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Childcare

Childcare FAQ's

Advice for Employers of Nannies and Childcare Providers

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Nanny Share 101

What is Nanny Share?

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How to hire a LGBTQ+ Affirming Nanny

Helpful interview questions & tips

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Paid Time off for Nannies

Paid Time off for Nannies

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National Childcare Work Agreement

Guide and Sample Childcare Work Agreement

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Seattle Childcare Work Agreement

Seattle Childcare Work Agreement

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National Nanny Share Work Agreement

National Nanny Share Work Agreement

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Seattle Nanny Share Work Agreement

Seattle Nanny Share Work Agreement

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California Nanny Work Agreement

California Nanny Work Agreement

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House Cleaner

Hiring and Employing a House Cleaner

Hiring and Employing a House Cleaner

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Non-Toxic Cleaning & Safety

Non-Toxic Cleaning & Safety

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National House Cleaning Agreement

National House Cleaning Agreement

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Seattle House Cleaning Agreement

Seattle House Cleaning Agreement

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California House Cleaning Agreement

California House Cleaning Agreement

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Home Attendant

Troubleshooting Issues

Troubleshooting Issues

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Basics on Home Attendants

Basics on Home Attendants

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Ableism and Ageism Factsheet

Ableism and Ageism Factsheet

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National Home Attendant Agreement

Home Attendant Agreement

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Seattle Home Attendant Agreement

Seattle Home Attendant Agreement

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California Home Attendant Agreement

California Home Attendant Agreement

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Hiring

Am I a Domestic Employer?

Am I a Domestic Employer?

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Human Resources 101

Human Resources 101

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Find a Worker

Find a Worker

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How Should I Determine Wages

How Should I Determine Wages?

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Interviews

What Should I ask in an Interview?

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Written Agreements

Written Agreements

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More on Work Agreements

More on Work Agreements

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Doing the Right Thing at Home

How Can I Do the Right Thing in My Home?

How Can I Do the Right Thing in my Home?

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Best Practices for Overtime

What are the best practices for overtime?

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Changing the Job Description

Changing the Job Description

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Good Communication Skills

Good Communication Skills

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Healthcare and Benefits for Workers

Healthcare and Benefits for Workers

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Healthy, Safe, Comfortable

Healthy, Safe, Comfortable

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Regular Evaluation

Should I Do Regular Evaluations?

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Common Challenges

Handling Last-minute Cancellations

Handling Last-Minute Cancellations

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Handling Lateness

Handling Lateness

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Difficult Conversations

Difficult Conversation

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Legal Requirements

California Domestic Worker Employer Legal Responsibilities

California Domestic Worker Employer Legal Responsibilities

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California Domestic Worker Overtime Rules

California Domestic Worker Overtime Rules

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San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Requirements

San Francisco Paid Sick Leave Requirements

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California Domestic Employers with Live-in or 24-Hour Shift Employees

California Domestic Employers with Live-in or 24-Hour Shift Employees

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Understanding the Seattle Domestic Workers Ordinance

Understanding the Seattle Domestic Workers Ordinance

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New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law

New York City Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law

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