SB 1310 and HB 2032 create a new category of employee called a “domestic worker,” which includes anyone who is paid for the “performance of services of a household nature performed in or about a private home.” This would include: home companions, babysitters (other than family members, friends, or neighbors), a nanny to care for one’s children, tutors, in-home nurses, caretakers, home health aides, personal care aides, etc.
Worse yet, it would authorize the Health Department “to enter without delay” the home/premises and “to inspect, investigate, and take samples” at that home and “all pertinent conditions, structures… and materials therein, and to question privately any such employer, owner, operator, agent, or employee.”
Under this bill, anyone who hires just one person, even if it’s part-time (a few hours a week), to babysit their child or provide in-home tutoring, would be treated as an employer and open them up to civil lawsuits under the Human Rights Act from the Attorney General and/or disgruntled applicants.
Call or write your representatives today and ask them to vote against this bill.
*Source: The Family Foundation