Legal Question in Employment Law in California

I live in California. If I want to hire a maid that's unlicensed, can I have her sign an agreement saying that we're not liable if she injures herself while working in our home?

Asked on 8/28/13, 12:16 pm

2 Answers from Attorneys

Timothy McCormick Libris Solutions - Dispute Resolution Services

No, but check with your homeowner's insurance carrier. Most policies provide worker's compensation coverage for household employees like maids and nannies.

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Answered on 8/28/13, 12:20 pm
Terry A. Nelson Nelson & Lawless


You're liable.

Get WCAB insurance, as is legally required.

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Answered on 9/04/13, 12:27 pm

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