NY first to extend benefits to domestic workers

Last month, New York became the first state in the country to extend workers’ compensation and disability benefits to domestic workers.  Governor David Paterson signed the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights on August 31st and it became effective on November 29th.  The bill requires all employers of domestic workers to provide workers’ compensation and disability insurance.

A domestic worker is generally defined as one that works in the home taking care of an elderly or sick person, taking care of a child, doing housekeeping or providing other domestic services.   With the new law, domestic workers are also subject to the state’s labor laws including a $7.25 minimum wage and 8 hour workdays.

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