Generally, an employer with one or more individuals performing services within the District of Columbia is liable under the District of Columbia Unemployment Compensation Act. It does not matter whether the services are performed on a parttime or temporary basis.
Employers of household help also become liable when they pay at least $500 in aggregate wages in any calendar quarter for such help. Once they reach the $500 threshold, employers of household help remain liable for all wages paid in subsequent quarters until they become inactive. Examples of household help are chauffeurs, cooks, gardeners, nurses, maids, and babysitters who are at least 18 years of age.
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