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Everyone deserves a living wage – not just a minimum wage. In most places, the minimum wage is not high enough to sufficiently support workers and their families. 70% of domestic workers are paid less than $13 an hour and most do not receive pension benefits or health insurance. So what does fair pay look like?
Create a mutually agreed-upon schedule and don’t pay your employee late.
Pay for Overtime
Best practice is time-and-a-half after 8 hours a day and/or 40 hours a week.
Pay a living wage
Hand in Hand recommends $15-$20/hour. Take into account where you live, if the person is doing extra work, and if they have a long commute.