How to pay the help
6.10.2015 | Lydia DePillis | Washington Post
A huge job site is partnering with a domestic worker advocacy group to educate families on what's fair.
A few Decembers ago, a busy attorney named Julie Kay was running around buying gifts and planning holiday travel with family, coordinating schedules for the women she employed to help out with her ailing mother and infant daughter. While putting together her holiday cards, it hit her that she’d forgotten something.
“All of a sudden I realized I hadn’t done any of that for the elder caregivers,” Kay says — meaning let them go see their own families. “I realized that these people had the same relationships as I did with my mother, and I thought ‘Oh, I should give them paid time off.'”