Code of Ethics

NHEA Code of Ethics for Members

NHEA believes in the institution of professional best practices for household employment and therefore has developed the following NHEA Code of Ethics for members:


  • Know and abide by all local, state and federal labor and employment laws
  • Write work agreements clearly and concisely and discuss with their employee before signing

  • Be professional and courteous with their employee

  • Foster open communication with their employee

  • Keep all their employee documents in a safe place

  • Establish household policies and procedures at the beginning of the relationship

  • Pay their employee legally by abiding by federal, state and local payroll tax and wage laws

  • Understand employer and employee household employment tax obligations

  • Investigate employee benefits in the best interest of their employee

  • Institute a safety policy for their home/workplace and regularly review it with their employee

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