When you hire someone to care for your children in your home, it is essential to keep a record of their hours and pay. This serves as a record for both parties to refer to in the case of a dispute, and, if you have a nanny, will be helpful in preparing your end-of-year tax statement.
If you host an au pair
If you host an au pair, U.S. Department of State regulations dictate that au pairs can work up to 45 hours per week, no more than 10 hours a day. Au pairs must receive a minimum of one and one half days off per week in addition to one complete weekend off each month. Their weekly stipend is set by the U.S. Department of State at $195.75.
While Cultural Care Au Pair provides all of our families with a Daily Communication Log including weekly timesheets and confirmation of stipend as well as a monthly calendar and section for notes, any family is welcome to use our downloadable timesheet to keep track of hours and pay.
If you hire a nanny
If you hire a nanny, there are no limitations on her work hours. But, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), you must pay her 1.5 times her hourly wage for all hours in excess of 40 per week. (This only applies if she is live-out; if your nanny is live-in, overtime rate does not apply). Use our downloadable nanny timesheet to keep a record of your nanny’s hours and compensation.
I hope our timesheets make tracking your childcare provider’s hours and salary a piece of cake!