INA Governmental Affairs

The International Nanny Association (INA) encourages you to be aware of any propositions or pending legislation that may have an affect on the in-home child care industry. Please notify the INA Governmental Affairs Committee of any such action in your own state or on the federal level, so that our membership may help direct and educate the legislators who are involved. INA must be a proactive association and we value your input.

2013 was an active year legislatively. At the Federal level the US Department of Labor issued rules changes to the FLSA’s Companionship Exemption that take effect January 1, 2015. State level activity included:

  • California passed their Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights. Effective January 1, 2014 all live in domestic service workers must be paid overtime for hours worked over 9 in a day, or over 45 in a 7 day work week.
  • Hawaii passed a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights that closely mirrors New York State’s bill that went into effect in 2010.
  • Oregon  failed to pass a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights.
  • Illinois’ Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights did not move out of committee for a vote in the legislature.
  • Massachusetts domestic workers and their allies began organizing to pursue their own Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights legislation in 2014.

Kathleen Webb, HomeWork Solutions Inc., chairs the INA Governmental Affairs committee.