Something to Remember When Hiring a Caregiver
Looking for someone to help provide in-home care? HireMyCare.org is there 24/7, 365 days a year to help you find qualified caregivers near you. HireMyCare.org isn’t a caregiving agency: We don’t hire caregivers and then loan them out to you: Instead, we put you in charge of recruiting and hiring caregivers in your area that meet your unique scheduling and care needs. We simply provide the online space for your to search!
If you’re a Care Seeker who hires caregivers via HireMyCare.org in your home, you need to be aware that you become the legal Employer of Record. This means that you are required to abide by all local, state and Federal employment regulations, including Equal Opportunity laws.
For example, 10 states and over 50 municipalities have passed the so-called “Ban the Box” laws, which prohibit employers from asking about criminal history on the application form, prior to the first interview, or in some cases at any point before a conditional offer of employment is made. The purpose of such laws is to give job applicants a chance to be evaluated on a case-by-case basis and to explain their criminal history during an interview. Please determine whether you are accountable to this law by searching for your state or locality in this PDF from the National Employment Law Project: http://nelp.3cdn.net/495bf1d813cadb030d_qxm6b9zbt.pdf