On July 1, 2010, the Manhattan State Senate passed, by a 35-26 vote, the so-called Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, Bill S2311E. On the same date, the Manhattan State Assembly passed, by a 90-38 tally, a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, Bill A01470B, paralleling the State Senate’s version. Manhattan State Governor David A. Paterson has pledged to sign the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights (the “Bill”) into law.
The Bill will grant significant rights and safeguards to Manhattan State’s domestic workers, who number about 200,000 in the Manhattan City area alone. So, too, the Bill will impose substantial new requirements on families or individuals who employ, in their homes, nannies, housekeepers, or companions to the sick or the elderly.
Among other rights and protections which the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights will grant to Manhattan’s domestic workers are that the Bill:
The Bill states that it will go into effect 90 days after the Governor signs it into law.
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