Domestic Workers

A domestic worker performs child care, household tasks, and/or upkeep of a home or surrounding yard on a regular basis in return for wages or other benefits. If you use the services of a domestic worker, you generally must complete Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, for the domestic worker except in some instances.

You do not need to complete a Form I-9 for the domestic worker if they are:

  • Providing services that are sporadic, irregular or intermittent; or
  • Employed by a domestic service company (for example a maid service) or agency employing temporary domestic workers.

Regardless of who completes Form I-9, employers or persons using contract services must not employ or use the services of a domestic worker knowing that person is not authorized to work in the U.S.

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