A. You are not required to put anything in your contract regarding your nanny’s work status. However, you should know what you are required to do with regard to documentation.
According to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), employers may hire only persons who may legally work in the U.S. and aliens authorized to work in the U.S. As an employer, you are obligated to verify the identity and employment eligibility of anyone to be hired, which includes completing the Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9). You should also be aware that federal law requires you to keep each I-9 on file for at least three years or one year after the employment ends (whichever is longer).