Don't speak spanish, or feel unsure of your ability to communicate? We can make the experience work for you, and make hiring a practice you are likely to repeat.
What are the rates?
Day Laborers have collectively set their minimum wage at $12/hour for general labor. Most employers pay between $12/hour and $15/hour. Higher wages are recommended for heavy labor and skilled or extra difficult work. Domestic workers have set their wages at $20/hour for the first three hours and $15/hour for every hour after the first three hours. Oven cleaning, window washing, laundry, and move-in or move-out cleaning is $22/hour.
How do I hire a worker?
Do I have to hire for a set minimum number of hours? No, but jobs that are less than 3 hours are negotiated at a slightly higher hourly wage.
What is my 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.
What about lunch?
We will ask if lunch can be provided; 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.
Monday - Saturday; 6:30 am - 11:00 am
Sunday; 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Phone: (707) 829-1864