State Finalizes Rules for Domestic Workers Like Nannies and Housekeepers

New rules are now in place for domestic workers including nannies, housekeepers and caregivers. The state’s minimum wage law has been extended to include domestic workers, ensuring they have rights on the job says Illinois Department of Labor Assistant Director Jason Keller.

“The rule specifies how employers should account for rest and sleeping periods, including a meal break, a sleep period, and a rest period. It requires them to keep record keeping of those hours and pay for those workers.”

The rules also specify that domestic workers must be paid time and a half for any overtime hours.

***Courtesy of the Illinois Department of Central Management Services***

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