One of the most common complaints among nannies is not getting paid when the family goes away on vacation. So what’s a nanny to do?
Will my employers pay me during their vacation?
Most nannies and their employers have a very informal work relationship, without any formal written agreement. The work and pay related details that most employers take for granted – Paid Time Off (sick/vacation/personal) and vacation scheduling – are gray clouds over the nanny’s head. Many wonder, and are afraid to ask, will I be paid?
Most nanny employers have established rules in their workplace – paid holidays, a paid vacation policy, and colleagues to share the work load when one is absent. Nannies often have none of these things formalized…….
What is your arrangement? What works or doesn’t work for you when it comes to vacation and pay?