* Let’s get this out of the way right away. I know this is redundant.
From the never ending font of all things cool, we get this:
California Assembly Bill 889 will require these protections for all “domestic employees,” including nannies, housekeepers and caregivers.
Under AB 889, household “employers” (aka “parents”) who hire a babysitter on a Friday night will be legally obligated to pay at least minimum wage to any sitter over the age of 18 (unless it is a family member), provide a substitute caregiver every two hours to cover rest and meal breaks, in addition to workers’ compensation coverage, overtime pay, and a meticulously calculated timecard/paycheck.
What kind of special intersection of crazy and powerful could create this law?