Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights
Among other provisions, this law gives domestic workers:
- The right to overtime pay at time-and-a-half after 40 hours of work in a week, or 44 hours for workers who live in their employer’s home;
- A day of rest (24 hours) every seven days, or overtime pay if they agree to work on that day;
- Three paid days of rest each year after one year of work for the same employer; and
- Protection under New York State Human Rights Law, and the creation of a special cause of action for domestic workers who suffer sexual or racial harassment.
In addition, the law directed the Commissioner of Labor to study the practicality of extending collective bargaining rights to domestic workers. The department completed a Report on the Feasibility of Domestic Worker Collective Bargaining.
More details on the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights, as well as information about the rights and responsibilities of domestic workers and employers under current labor law, are available through the links below:
- Facts for Employers
- Facts for Domestic Workers
- Frequently Asked Questions
- About the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights
- Protection of Domestic Workers from Harassment Under the NYS Human Rights Law
- Protection of Domestic Workers from Harassment Under the NYS Human Rights Law - Spanish Version
- Required posting notice for employers of domestic workers in English/Spanish
- Report on Outreach Efforts for Domestic Workers Legislation
Fact Sheet for Domestic Workers and Employers of Domestic Workers
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