It is wise to draw up a simple work agreement before the caregiver starts to work for the family and certainly no later than after her first few days on the job.
Avoid the temptation to do without a work agreement entirely because things went so well during the interview. The best time to complete any agreement is when you are all on good terms, not when there are problems. Keep in mind that the work agreement represents the results of your employer/employee negotiations; it is for the protection of both you and the caregiver.
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