Most Household employees must be paid minimum wage, which is determined by your state and even by your city.

Most Household employees must be paid minimum wage, which is determined by your state and even by your city.

Overtime and Minimum Wage Rules

All household employees are classified as hourly (non-exempt) and must be paid the minimum wage in your state (or city), and must receive overtime.

Minimum Wage Map:

Click here for State by State and City Minimum Wage

Overtime:

The U.S. Dept. of Labor stipulates any hours over 40 in one week is considered overtime, at 1.5x the pay rate.

Californians: In-home workers are protected by many of the same rules as regular workers, and overtime is a critical one. The basic and most common situation is to pay overtime (1.5x the hourly rate) for any hours worked over 8 in the same day or over 40 regular hours in a week.

If your household employee is considered a “personal attendant”, then the law changes to 9 hours a day. Read here for ALL the overtime rules that might apply to you.