Why You Need A Nanny Contract
Contracts tend to introduce unnecessary formality, complexity and delay and therefore the last thing anyone would think of ‘bringing’ into the home, especially for situations that can be characterized as highly uncertain and temporary such as employment of a domestic worker or a nanny.
The reputation is certainly deserved!
No reasonable person would voluntarily complicate simple situations as has been the history of domestic worker employment. In addition to this, other negating factors include the practicability of enforcement of contracts and level of understanding by parties in this these situations, which are primary considerations to determine the basis of a contract.
Despite all the above, it’s undeniable that there is peace of mind to know that you have taken extra measure to protect yourself-kind of like tying a loose or hanging shoe lace or wearing a safety belt. The thought of ‘…at least I took precaution when the worst happens.’
Here are more reasons why you should enter into a Nanny Contract with your house-help:
- Sets the tone of the working relationship
All domestic employment relationships begin in good faith; the hope that everything will work out great! Which, of course, is the right attitude and spirit to adopt as, for all intents and purposes, you are welcoming a new individual to the family.
At the same time however, the reason for you opening your doors to this new individual is specific, attaches weighty legal considerations not to forget consideration/compensation and so its only right that a contract is created to clarify the nature of this relationship.
A Nanny contract does exactly this. It heightens the apparent level of professionalism and imposes an atmosphere of seriousness to the job.