The UrbanSitter platform is designed as a marketplace for families and caregivers to connect for care jobs, and we are not an employer. Payment arrangements are made between families and caregivers. Therefore, local and state minimum wage laws do not apply to caregivers as UrbanSitter does not employ caregivers.
However, UrbanSitter does honor the federal minimum wage and therefore does not allow families to post jobs below $8/hr. We encourage both caregivers and families to familiarize themselves with their local minimum wage laws and average rates in major metropolitan areas.