An addition to previous OLR blog posts on babysitting:
1) “If a babysitter provides child care in a private home on a regular basis while the parent(s) work, is the payment of minimum wage and overtime required?”
2) “Is it necessary to pay minimum wage and overtime if a babysitter is hired on a “casual basis,” for example, when parents go out for the evening?”
See this BOLI FAQ for answers to these questions.
And remember, you may always wish to consult your attorney or insurance company to ask about babysitting-babysitter liability issues.