Enforcing MoCo's Nanny Bill
The so-called nanny bill passed unanimously by the Montgomery County Council yesterday is all but certain to become law. County Executive Isiah Leggett has said he will sign the measure and is supportive of the measure's requirement that residents who employ nannies, housekeepers or cooks offer their workers a written contract.
But one unanswered question is whether the county would be able to enforce such a law. The Office of Consumer Protection, which would be charged with enforcement, lost two of its 12 investigators to retirement this month.
Eric Friedman, the director, said yesterday that his office would be tasked with ensuring that a contract has been offered, but not with enforcing the provisions of an individual contract.
"When the dust settles, we'll have to see what's in the bill and we'll enforce it to the best of our ability," he said.
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