Am I being underpaid?

I’ve been working with this family for almost 2 years now, Monday to Friday 7am to 5pm. When I first started with them they only had a 2 month old boy and mom was going back to work. They started paying me 250 a week/ 50 a day. They lived in a very small town (I live there too) and nany rates are super low. My duties were of course watching the kid, light housekeeping (sweeping, mopping, dishwasher, countertops). 4 months later they moved to the city which is 30 minutes from where I live and they used to live. House is 3 times bigger than the other.

Hours worked

Hi! I was wondering if any of you have set specific hours (say 8AM-530PM) and if you get paid overtime if you work longer? Or if they "owe you" time if they are late or you owe them time if they are early and so forth? I am a current live-in nanny and the hours the parents get home from work vary BIG TIME. Some nights I am done at 5, some nights I'm not done till 6 which then means I feed the child dinner and so forth.

Is it common to just work whatever hours and get paid the same or do any of you get paid overtime and how does that work?



Is my pay fair?

I recently began caring for two boys, 2 & 4 years of age. I feed them dress them drive them around, to school and to different activitys. Library, park, pool ect. I do light clean up in their house. I work in the Los Gatos area. I get paid $15 an hour. I use my own car for everything. Should I be getting paid for gas on the side? Is it fair that i use my care wear and tear? Im a new nanny so I am not so sure about how these things work. I also recently found out their mother is having another baby that will also be under my care, what is a fair pay rate for the two boys and a new born?

Cut my hours

The family I started working for back in August guaranteed me at the time of my hiring to give me a min of 40 hours every 2 weeks. I went back and forth bc this family didn't offer paid vacation, paid holidays or pay sick days-- all of which my 2 previous families provided-- so that was a slight pay cut. However, the hourly wage was slightly hour and with a guarantee of 40 hours every 2 weeks I did decide to take it knowing this. For awhile I was getting 40 or more hours a week and then one day the mom tells me that her Hours at work got cut and they only need me 33 hours a week.

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