Hiring Household Employees – Legal Considerations for Family Offices

February 2023
Region: Americas

Our Family Office team counsels our clients on all aspects of their relationships with employees and contractors, in roles ranging from senior family office vestment professionals to full- and part-time household employees and service providers.

While employment arrangements with family office staff tend follow a familiar path, hiring household or personal employees can be an unfamiliar process for family members, and can give rise to a number of legal pitfalls that may be unexpected.

Here, we explore five key US employment law considerations for family offices to keep in mind when making arrangements to retain household and personal employees for the families they serve. Family offices located outside the US should make sure that they consider similar issues and legal requirements within their jurisdictions.