Frequently Asked Questions

CCDRA Questions

The California Coalition of Domestic Referral Agencies, Inc. (CCDRA) is a 501 (c) (6) non-profit mutual benefit organization.
Small business owners operating Domestic Referral Agencies that advertise and obtain clients seeking domestic, babysitting or non-medical home care services and, that register Independent Domestic Workers for job referral to clients seeking these domestic household services.
The simple answer is NO. CCDRA members were instrumental in getting legislation passed that had a monumental impact on saving our industry by ensuring the legal right of all Domestic Referral Agencies to register and refer independent domestic workers. This legislation established statutes that characterize and regulate the relationship between the agency, the independent domestic worker, and the client. CCDRA has since influenced legislation in order to protect our business model and continues its mission to ensure the Domestic Referral Agency business model maintains the legal right to continue operating in the state of California.
As business owners, we all strive to protect the interest of our business. All DRAs should be CCDRA members because securing the future of your business is our mission. CCDRA has defeated legislative bills set to destroy our business model in the past, and we need your help to do so in the future! There is strength in numbers when grassroots efforts are needed to protect our business model against legislative attacks from our competition. We are all protected by the laws that regulate us – if those laws are changed, the protection we now have will be lost.

Membership will not only protect the future your business, it will help you be a more informed business owner now. Membership offers a cost-effective way to access pertinent information required to operate a Domestic Referral Agency correctly under the law. Membership benefits include FREE Workshops, informative group emails, access to information in the Members Only section of this website, networking with other DRAs owners, access to a DRA Handbook that provides invaluable information about legally running your DRA, and more.
NO. Cleaning Companies and Home Care Organizations hire workers for private home cleaning, commercial cleaning or non-medical home care. These workers are employees of the company that hires them. A Domestic Referral Agency is a type of Employment Agency that operates under a specific California law. Domestic Referral Agencies register Independent Domestic Workers and refer the workers to clientele who engages their services. These workers are not the employee of the Agency that refers them.

Workshops

A CCDRA Workshop is a detailed presentation of the California law that regulates Domestic Referral Agencies. In addition, it is a meeting of the members to discuss any new business within the membership, as well as networking with other agency owners. CCDRAs ongoing commitment is to educate owners and operators of Domestic Referral Agencies regarding the specific laws that regulate the business model: Not operating in compliance with these laws can put YOUR BUSINESS IN JEOPARDY.
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Legal

Many business owners have opened residential cleaning businesses and utilized Independent Contractors to do the cleaning work. Perhaps they are familiar with Federal Independent Contractor guidelines and simply issue the workers a Form 1099. This may be legal in other states; however, in California, this is not legal. In California, there are state regulations for businesses using independent workers who perform domestic services. By ignoring the law, you run the risk of misclassification of workers resulting in huge tax assessments, fines or possibly even the closure of your business by government agencies!
NO. Cleaning Companies and Home Care Organizations hire workers for private home cleaning, commercial cleaning or non-medical home care. These workers are employees of the company that hires them. A Domestic Referral Agency is a type of Employment Agency that operates under a specific California law. Domestic Referral Agencies register Independent Domestic Workers and refer the workers to clientele who engages their services. These workers are not the employee of the Agency that refers them.
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