There are a lot of things that set nannies apart from other workers, including their long hours, live-in status and close relationship to their employer’s family. However, domestic workers are still workers, and they are entitled to certain legal protections – including workers’ compensation in the event of an injury.
The Klein Law Group, P.C., is dedicated to helping New Yorkers pursue fair treatment under the law after work-related injuries. We are proud to assist employers navigating the state’s complex requirements for nannies and domestics under the workers’ compensation insurance laws. If you are facing legal trouble because of workers’ compensation issues for a nanny or other domestic worker, we can help.
Workers’ Compensation Requirements For Domestic Workers
Under New York, employers must carry workers’ compensation insurance for all domestic workers who work at least 40 hours per week.
Our lawyers can help you achieve compliance with requirements for all types of domestic workers, including:
- Nannies and au pairs
- Personal chefs and cooks
What happens if I don’t have insurance? If a domestic worker is injured in your employ, you may be legally responsible for costs, including lost wages and medical expenses – as well as additional penalties. Don’t panic. Contact us and get experienced help.
If you are facing penalties or other legal trouble because you didn’t carry the necessary insurance, we can often help you minimize your cost and get the best result possible. We recently saved an employer nearly $500,000 in workers’ comp penalties – imagine what we could do for you and your family.
Let Us Guide You Through It – Call For A Free Consultation
Your first consultation is always free, and we will help you understand your rights and responsibilities under the law. Call 917-639-5350 or 877-390-8732 toll free to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced workers’ compensation defense attorneys.