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Domestic Workers and Paid Sick Days in New York City

The nearly 200,000 domestic workers in New York City provide a vital service to their employers, and enable the city to function as a center of global business and activity. Since 2014, domestic workers in New York have had a right to paid sick days under the New York City Earned Sick Time Act. If you are a domestic worker in New York City and have questions about the law, or problems at work related to sick time, call our hotline for FREE and confidential legal advice at 212-430-5982. Se habla Espanol.

New York Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights

On November 29, 2010, New York became the first state in the nation to enact a Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights. The law guarantees basic labor protections for nannies, housekeepers, and caregivers for the elderly. Read ABB’s fact sheet on the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights.

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