Marc Fisher writes,

Montgomery County, the government that brought you bans on trans fats, smoking and any sales of liquor except by the county’s own stores, last week added a new kind of regulation, becoming probably the first place in the country to require residents who hire nannies to do so via a written contract.

This is a classic MoCo decision to make law as a political statement rather than as a remedy to a burning social need.

Pointer from streiff, who remarks,

I’m guessing that if Fisher was a business owners he’d find a lot more to object to in Montgomery County that the regulating of nannies.