CA State Senate Passes the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Photo from Domestic Workers United What You Can Do Now About the CA Domestic Workers Bill of RightsLast week California’s State Senate passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and now California Governor Jerry Brown needs to sign it into law. If you support the bill call Governor Brown’s office at (916) 445-2841 and leave a message asking the Governor to […]

Do You Support or Oppose the CA Domesitc Workers Bill of Rights?

APNA View of Proposed Laws for Household Workers Risk to safety, business climate & tax collection We have discussed the CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights extensively on this blog. Some of the terms the bill had hoped to include (but some have been removed) are: the right to paid sick days and worker’s compensation if […]

Domestics Rally In Support of Domestic Workers Bill of Rights in CA

Right now, there are hundreds of supporters in the CA state capital lobbying in support of AB889 the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. The CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights is currently in the Senate Appropriations Committee suspense file meaning that it is at risk of dying. Deadline to get this out of Appropriations is 8/25. If […]

Is it Harder to Get a Nanny Job if You Ask to be Paid On-The-Books?

Are law-abiding nannies at a disadvantage when seeking jobs? The most common and most persistent problem we hear from nannies is that they have difficulty finding employment if they insist on being paid on-the-books while others get jobs because they agree to be paid under-the-table. The frustrated nannies report that the main reasons nannies agree […]

California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Passed

Today the California Domestic Workers Bill of Rights passed the California Senate Labor Committee. Sponsored by Assembly member Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco), the bill now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee for approval. Co-sponsored by Assembly members Allen (D- Sonoma), Cedillo (D- LA), Ma (D- San Francisco), Fuentes (D-San Fernando), Ma (D-San Francisco), Monning (D- […]

Send Your Letter in Support or Opposition of the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights Today!

CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights to Be Heard This Wednesday! Tomorrow, Wednesday July 6, the CA Domestic Workers Bill of Rights will be heard in the Senate Labor Committee. Please click here to contact Labor Committee Chair, Ted Leiu and the other Senate Labor Committee members and let them know that their support of […]

The Value of a Nanny is Measured By Compensation and Necessary Benefits

Thoughts on Worker Rights Bills and Nannies The first step to increasing the prestige of the nanny profession is to raise the bar of the most basic needs and expectations. By Stephanie Felzenberg, Editor of Be the Best Nanny Newsletter Recently, Harold Camping, prophesied that the world would end on May 21, 2011. In Saudi […]