The Nanny Law Passes in New York State: Some Say the Law is Useless

Employers Required to Treat Nannies like Employees, Not Slaves(Photo of NY State Senate) The New York State Senate passed its version of the Nanny Law. If signed by Governor Paterson, the sweeping bill will mandate overtime pay, vacation, sick and personal time, severance pay, and other added benefits for domestic workers like housekeepers, nannies, and […]

Eleven Nanny and Domestic Worker Rights

Nanny and Domestic Worker Rights In a report prepared for the U.N. Human Rights Committee entitled, “Domestic Workers’ Rights in the United States,” violations against domestic workers are noted. The report states, “Employed in private homes to perform household tasks that historically have been assigned a diminished value, domestic workers frequently face exploitation and abuse, […]