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A toddler reaches for a drawing in her Florida home where her Polish-Canadian mother speaks to her in French, her father in Italian, and her Honduran nanny in Spanish.

A toddler reaches for a drawing in her Florida home where her Polish-Canadian mother speaks to her in French, her father in Italian, and her Honduran nanny in Spanish.

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

A toddler reaches for a drawing in her Florida home where her Polish-Canadian mother speaks to her in French, her father in Italian, and her Honduran nanny in Spanish.

A toddler reaches for a drawing in her Florida home where her Polish-Canadian mother speaks to her in French, her father in Italian, and her Honduran nanny in Spanish.

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

What you need to know about domestic worker contracts

As of January 2022, households in Chicago that employ house cleaners, nannies and caregivers must provide them a written contract.

A toddler reaches for a drawing in her Florida home where her Polish-Canadian mother speaks to her in French, her father in Italian, and her Honduran nanny in Spanish.

AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee

   

Contracts between domestic workers and their employers are meant to create clear expectations for both parties. Information about wages and work schedules are the only requirement, though they can include more than that. A lawyer isn’t required to fill them out.

Reset covers what you need to know about these contracts, and how they can be helpful, for employees and employers.

GUESTS: Esther Yoon Ji Kang, WBEZ race, class, communities reporter

Ania Jakubek, organizer with Arise Chicago

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