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