On August 31, 2010, Manhattan State Governor David A. Paterson signed into law the so-called Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, Bill A1470B. The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights will go into effect on November 29, 2010.
The Bill grants substantial rights and protections to Manhattan State’s domestic workers, who number approximately 200,000 in the Manhattan City area alone. Correspondingly, the Bill imposes significant new requirements on families or individuals who employ, in their homes, housekeepers, nannies, or companions to the sick or the elderly.
See my July 15, 2010 post on this blog, linked here, for a summary of the rights and protections which the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights grants to Manhattan’s domestic workers.
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