Article Talks About The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Being a Nanny in a Post-Bill of Rights State in Huffington Post by Arlene Roberts The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights ushered in a new era for nannies and house-keepers in New York. Or did it? It has been almost a year and a half since the legislation was enacted. This May Day would be a […]

"Today We Correct an Historic Injustice"

Paterson Signs Domestic Workers Bill of Rights! Governor David A. Paterson today signed into law a landmark bill to grant workplace protections to domestic workers, the first such law to be enacted in the nation. Domestic workers had been excluded from many of the rights granted to other employees by legislation enacted in the past. […]

Would the NY Nanny Law Help You? What are Your Termination Rights?

Have You Been Let-Go Without 14-Days Notice? Last week the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights was passed in NY and is awaiting NY Governor Paterson to sign it into law. The legislation requires that domestic employees receive a 14-day termination notice. If the employer fails to give adequate termination notice, the employee can receive back […]

The New Nanny Law: A Step in the Right Direction

Graphic from RaceWire The Colorlines Blog The new Nanny Law in New York will hopefully give both domestic employers and in-home employees a clear guideline for what is fair when negotiating a new contract. The Nanny Law allows penalties against those who do not follow basic labor laws. But, it is largely unenforceable unless someone […]

Daily News Article About Labor Rights

Domestic workers push labor rights billDaily NewsBy Patrice O’Shaughnessy Members of the Domestic Workers Justice Coalition, a group that works to organize several domestic worker unions, held a rally Saturday, March 4th, 2009. Tuesday, Ana Ontiveros will not make her usual daily trip from the Bronx to her job as a housekeeper in Manhattan. Instead, […]

Women’s eNews N.Y. Domestic Workers See Bill of Rights in ’09

N.Y. Domestic Workers See Bill of Rights in ’09By Rebecca HarshbargerWeNews correspondent Amid massive layoffs, domestic workers and advocates across the country are looking to New York to become the first state to extend legal protections for health insurance, overtime, severance and cost-of-living salary adjustments. (WOMENSENEWS)–When Lois Newland began working as a nanny in […]