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Worker's Compensation - Worker Classification

Domestic Servant

Although neither the statutes nor the case law provide a definition of "domestic servant" as it is used in s. 102.07(4) of the Act, the department has consistently ruled that persons hired in a private home to perform general household services meet the definition of domestic servant intended by the Act.

Examples include

  • nanny
  • baby-sitting
  • cooking
  • cleaning
  • laundering
  • gardening
  • yard and maintenance work
  • other duties commonly associated with the meaning of domestic servant