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Should we have a contract with our nanny?
YES! YES! YES!
Experts agree that nannies and families should insist upon a written agreement before hire. This agreement, or contract, should include a statement of general responsibilities, compensation and benefits, guidelines on handling emergencies, household guidelines and security issues. Nannies and families find that agreement on these important job issues before employment helps avoid misunderstanding and conflict later on.
In some locations in New York and Maryland, you have a legal obligation to have a written employment agreement with your domestic.
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