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Making a Nanny Agreement
Nanny Agreements typically are made to define the terms and conditions connected to child care being provided. With the appropriate information, this legal agreement can help to reduce disagreements by ensuring that there is a mutual understanding between the signing parties. Different from the other websites that you may stumble upon, there is a lot more that Rocket Lawyer offers besides PDF templates. In the event of nonpayment or another issue, your Premium membership provides optional access to Document Defense® protection.
No matter how many children are being cared for, a Nanny Agreement is a good idea. You might choose to make a Nanny Agreement due to the fact that it grants these benefits:
A few outcomes from not having this document in place may include late payments, unclear due dates, and impractical expectations.
At the minimum, you'll want to include basic information such as wages and benefits. Here are some other specifics to consider:
When you make your Nanny Contract, you'll also have the ability to choose its state of jurisdiction. With the document tool, you have the ability to implement additional personalized editing, if necessary.
Typical nanny duties include:
Fortunately, you will not need to pay an expensive lawyer to put your contract in writing. With Rocket Lawyer, any nanny should feel empowered to create a Nanny Agreement for free online today. Your document will be built piece by piece, as you provide more details throughout the process. Simply tap or click the "Make document" button above to begin.
Alongside your Nanny Agreement, you will discover a list of instructions for what comes next after the document is completed. You also may take any of the following actions related to your document: editing, downloading it, printing, and/or signing it electronically using RocketSign®. Most importantly, you should be sure that the parent receives copies of your fully executed contract.
If you opt to do it on your own, getting a legal professional to proofread documents may be time-intensive and relatively expensive. Sometimes a lawyer will not even accept requests to review a contract if they weren't the author. In the event that a lawyer does decide to provide feedback on your contract, they most likely would still make you pay a fee for doing it. A more cost-effective way to get a second pair of eyes on your document would be via the On Call network. When you become a Premium member, you can get your documents evaluated by an On Call attorney with experience in business. Whether you decide to make additional copies of your Nanny Contract or other legal documents, we're by your side.
Before terminating a nanny, refer to the work agreement (i.e. Nanny Contract) signed by both parties. The terms of this agreement, as it relates to termination of employment, should be adhered to. However, instances when a nanny can be immediately fired can include reckless behavior such as substance abuse, safety concerns, theft, etc.
Remember that, by law, you cannot terminate an employee based on race, creed, national origin, age, handicap, gender, sexual orientation, or marital status.
Common reasons to give your nanny a raise include:
Legally, you do not have to tell your nanny that you use cameras, but some states have laws about audio recording without consent, and often, without disclosure, recordings cannot be used as evidence. It is recommended that you do tell your nanny that cameras are being used. Plus, many states have privacy and recording laws to consider. When you discuss the cameras with your nanny, you can set the tone as "I have cameras, so I can see how my children's day is going," rather than "I don't trust you." This will help maintain a positive atmosphere. Additionally, you should not put cameras in private areas such as the bedroom of a live-in nanny or bathrooms.