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Sample Nanny Work Agreement






WORK AGREEMENT


Today's Date:
Date
Employment to Commence:

Employee:
Employee's Social Security Number:


Employers Name:
Employer's Address:

Children's Name(s) and
Date of Birth:



WORK HOURS: Monday through Friday from
          until
         .

SALARY: $
            per week
payable weekly on Friday, plus overtime for hours in addition to the agreed upon
above to be compensated at the rate of
          per hour. Salary is
'gross' before taxes, and employer intends to withhold employee income
taxes.

TRAINING: You will provide us with evidence that you have
satisfactorily completed a First Aid class and CPR class for infants on or
before            . We
will cover the cost of this class; however, it shall be your responsibility to
make arrangements for the class during your off-duty hours.

JOB
RESPONSIBILITIES:


It is our responsibility to provide you with adequate information, guidance
and instruction to enable you to complete any task that is requested as part of
this agreement. It is your responsibility to ask for assistance or guidelines in
the performance of any activity that may be new to you, or in any situation for
which you desire additional information.


    1. The care and nurturing of the children, to specifically include the
    following: [Be VERY specific about all child care duties.]






    It is of the utmost importance to us that the children
    feel that they are in a secure and loving environment. Tasks related to their
    safety and well-being take precedence over all others.

    2. Housekeeping
    responsibilities to include: [Be VERY specific about all housekeeping
    duties.]








MEETINGS: We will meet
on a weekly basis for the first month, to discuss any issues/concerns which any
of us have and thereafter on a monthly basis or as and when
needed.

[IF A LIVE IN
POSITION THIS MAY APPLY]

AUTOMOBILE: You will have the use


of one of our cars when needed during the work day for the purposes of
transporting the children as required, miscellaneous errands and local travel,
as agreed upon in advance by us.
During your time off, you will be permitted
moderate use of a car, limited to local travel (________________________ area)
and with our advance permission. You will be expected to reimburse us for
reasonable gasoline consumed during your personal excursions. We will cover you
under our automobile insurance policy; however, any damages resulting from your
use of the cars which is not covered under our policy (i.e., the deductible), is
your responsibility.

[IF
A LIVE OUT POSITION THIS MAY APPLY]

AUTOMOBILE: You will
be expected to have your personal vehicle during the work day for the purposes
of transporting the children as required, miscellaneous errands and local
travel, as agreed upon in advance by us. Mileage will reimbursed at the rate of
          . You are
responsible for maintaining appropriate insurance coverages.

SICK
DAYS:
You will receive          sick
days after the          days of
employment. We should be notified as soon as possible if you will not be able to
come to work. One week advance notice is requested for any appointments, etc.
which may cause you to be late or leave work early.

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INCLEMENT WEATHER: If inclement weather conditions keep
you from reporting to work and if back up daycare is necessary, those days will
be unpaid. At your option, you are welcome to spend the night in our home when
ever you feel uncomfortable driving or we will be glad to pick you up if you are
uncomfortable driving in the snow and ice.

VACATION: One week paid
vacation for every six months of employment completed. Timing of vacation to be
mutually agreed upon by the employer and nanny.

HOLIDAYS: Six days
per calendar year. You will receive these holidays to the extent that they fall
on regularly scheduled workdays. These holidays are: New Year's Day, Memorial
Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. You are
likely to receive a number of "extra" days throughout the year - days where we
choose to take the day(s) off and go away with the children; however, these
extra days vary from year to year.


TAXES/DEDUCTIONS/HEALTH INSURANCE: We will pay one half of the
required Social Security and Medicare taxes, all of the required Worker's
Compensation Insurance, all of the required unemployment insurance color=red face="'Comic Sans MS',Arial">[IF A LIVE IN AND IF AUTOMOBILE USE


PERMITTED]
and the entire cost of insuring you under our automobile
insurance policy.


If we obtain health insurance coverage for you, we will cover one-half of the
cost up to         , or in the
alternative, we will pay $        per month
towards existing health insurance coverage if you are eligible and desire to
retain your existing insurance coverage*


Your portion of the required Social Security and Medicare taxes (7.65% of
gross wages) and, if you request, your income taxes will be deducted from your
pay check weekly.


[IF A
LIVE IN POSITION VARIATIONS OF THIS WILL APPLY]

LIVING
ARRANGEMENTS:

You will be provided with your own bedroom and private bath [or] will share a
bath with the children. Bedroom furnishings consist of a double bed, dresser,
chest of drawers, night stand, rocker, color television, VCR and clock radio.
This room will be off-limits to the family unless required for household
maintenance and/or repair purposes (carpet cleaning for example). You agree that
your room may be used by such persons. You will be notified ahead of time if
your room will be accessed/needed so that you may make arrangements (at your
option) to have personal items and valuables placed out of view during your
absence. Bed and bath linens are provided, however, you are responsible for
their upkeep as well as your personal laundry. You will be expected to maintain
and clean your bedroom and your bath. Snack food may be eaten in your bedroom;
however, all remaining plates, glasses, empty boxes or bags etc. must be removed
immediately to the kitchen for disposal.


You are welcome and encouraged to entertain friends in our home during
non-working hours as long as they respect the property and do not disrupt the
household. Permission is required for overnight guests.


We want you to feel comfortable in our home. Every effort will be made to
provide food and beverages that meet your dietary needs.

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PHONE PRIVLEDGES: Personal use of our telephone is
available. Long distance phone calls are your responsibility and will be
deducted as applicable from your paycheck. We encourage you to purchase prepaid
long distance cards or obtain a personal telephone calling card to allow you to
personally manage your long distance bills. Personal phone calls during the work
day must be limited to 10 minutes in length and should be reserved for those
times when your attention is not required for childcare (nap time, school hours,
etc.). Local phone calls during off hours are unlimited in number and time made;


however, except in cases of emergency, must not be received after 11pm. We have
call waiting and we are likely to receive calls during the evening and on the
weekends. If you are on a call and are interrupted by call waiting, you will be
expected to end your conversation in order that we can take our
call.
TERMINATION OF EMPLOYMENT: When you wish to terminate
employment, it is requested that notice be given and, if requested, that you
remain until a replacement can be secured (typically four to six weeks). Once
notice has been given, all attempts will be made by us to secure a replacement
as quickly as possible. If we terminate your employment for cause, no notice or
severance will be given; however, if the termination is not for cause, then two
week's severance will be given, with you remaining at our discretion. At time of
termination any outstanding bills incurred by you will be deducted from your pay
(ie., phone bill) and you agree to reimburse us for any bills incurred by you
which we receive after you leave our employ.

THE ABOVE AGREEMENT HAS
BEEN AGREED TO THIS           
DAY OF         ,
      


[NANNY NAME]
[EMPLOYER
NAME]


*Health Insurance premiums are usually due in advance; therefore, we will deduct
the cost of your portion of the initial payment (usually a 3 month premium) and
the estimated portion of the next payment from your paycheck, by calculating the
combined amount due and dividing that figure by 13 weeks.



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agreement to assist nannies and employers in formulating their own work agreement,
specific to their circumstances. 4nannies.com is not a party to any agreement
between a nanny and a family and assumes no liability.



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