FAQ

What if I don’t speak Spanish?
No problem! CLG hiring coordinators are available to assist you with translation when workers are hired. You can also call us during the job to ask for interpretation over the phone (as staff capacity permits). We are here to make the experience work for you, and make hiring a practice you are likely to repeat.


What are the rates?
Effective April 8th, 2014: The minimum wage for any work negotiated through the Graton Day Labor Center is $15 / hr
Higher minimum wages ($15-$25 / hr) apply for hard or more skilled labor
Domestic workers have set their wages at $20/hour for housecleaning. Deep cleaning such as oven cleaning, window washing, laundry, and move-in or move-out cleaning is $25/hour.


Do I have to hire for a set minimum number of hours?
No, however, we do recommend a 4-hour minimum as any jobs less than 4 hours may be challenging to fill. Any job less than 4 hours may be set at a higher fixed amount. House cleaning jobs do no have a minimum, but we do strongly recommend a minimum of 3 hours.


What is my tax liability?
Under Federal Law, if you are hiring a temporary worker for residential employment only, the Internal Revenue Service does not require the reporting of wages up to $1,700.00 per person per year. [Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Services. Household Employer’s Tax Guide, Publication 926]. Under California Law, if you are hiring a temporary worker for residential employment only, the Employment Development Department does not require the reporting of wages up to $750 per quarter per person or a total of $3,000 per person per year. There is no requirement to complete an I-9 form, for a sporadic or intermittent temporary worker, by a residential employer according to the Department of Homeland Security’s Employment Manual. You may hire more than one temporary worker at any one time or multiple workers in a quarter or a calendar year for residential employment.Please note that these are statements we found published on government websites. You should consult your own accountant or tax lawyer to determine what your tax liability may be for hiring a day laborer.


What about lunch?
We will ask if lunch can be provided, though it is optional. Many workers do not know if they will be hired, so most do not bring lunches. If this is not possible, it is best to let us know in advance so that we can prepare. Water and bathrooms must also be available. Please advise us if these will not be easily accessible.


What about transportation?
Workers will drive to job sites, though this limits many workers’ job opportunities, since they may not own a car. If transportation needs to be arranged, it is best to do so in advance, so that the directions are as clear as possible


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