Managing the Risks of Employing Domestic Staff

Over time, domestic staff can become close to the family, creating a level of trust and openness that can lead to problems. To prevent unwelcome situations, a thorough approach to hiring and managing staff is essential. Some key steps include:

  • Build the right team
  • Plan in advance
  • Have backgrounds professionally checked
  • Put expectations in writing
  • Get the proper insurance
  • Understand the difference between an employee and an independent contractor
  • Minimize the unauthorized use of spending accounts

For a more thorough understanding of the risks and strategies to avoid problems, read ACE Private Risk Services’ report.