I watch a little girl in my home. Her parents pay me on a weekly basis, I am on salary- I make the same amount if I work 10 hours a week or if I work 60 hours a week. I get paid on Friday. They are taking vacation starting on Monday. I will get paid for this week tomorrow. I need to know if I am going to get paid my full amount for next week even though they are gone. Or if they are even required to pay me at all? I have asked several other care givers (even unlicensed babysitters), & people who have put their kids in daycare, & they all say the same thing. That the family should pay me my full amount to "hold their space" so to speak. Is this true? If it is, or even if it isn't, I am nervous to bring up the subject tomorrow morning. Help!Answer Question
Answer by princessbeth79 at 8:17 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
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Answer by FreeSpriT4eva at 8:20 PM on Sep. 9, 2010
This is something that should have been covered a long time ago- before you started watching her. Here is what I would do, wait to see what they pay you or if they pay you. While they are on vacation, you need to take the time to make up a contract and/or rules. You need to have in that contract/rules that if a child does not attend at all for the week, then the payment is still due. You may also want to consider giving the parents one "free" week or 5 free days each year, where they do not have to pay if the child does not attend. This is up to you. Are you licensed? If so, I would also check with your state to see if they can help you with this or if they have templates of a contract like this. Good luck!
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