Domestic Worker Rights Violations Lawsuit

As a domestic worker, you have rights when it comes to employment.

Domestic Worker Rights ViolationsAre you a domestic worker whose wage and hour rights are being violated by a deceitful employer? If you believe that you are being exploited and you do not know who to turn to for help, we can fight for your rights.

With a strong team of legal professionals at our offices, you can count on reliable, honest legal advice from the wage and hour violation lawyers at GWC Injury Lawyers.

You have rights as a domestic worker under the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and should not be the target of abuse, harassment, or mistreatment.

Contact our experienced attorneys and find out how they could help you.

National Labor Relations Act

In 1935, the National Labor Relations Act was passed to protect the rights of employees and employers, to encourage collective bargaining, and to curtail certain private sector labor and management practices, which can harm the general welfare of workers, businesses, and the U.S. economy. However, certain groups are excluded from this act such as domestic workers like cleaners, nannies, and caregivers.

As a domestic worker, you have rights when it comes to employment and you should know what these rights are.

If you feel as though your rights are being violated and you would like to make a claim, the law firm of GWC Injury Lawyers will evaluate your case for free.

Seasoned wage and hour violation lawyers at GWC Injury Lawyers can determine if you might be eligible to receive compensation for your violated rights as a domestic worker.

Examples of Domestic Workers

Domestic employees work within their employers’ households and perform numerous household services for families or individuals like cleaning, cooking, or childcare.

Because these types of workers carry out such a variety of household services, there are many different types of domestic workers. The following are some common occupations held by domestic service workers:

  • Companion
  • Chauffeur
  • Au Pair
  • Dog Walker
  • Gardener
  • Personal Shopper
  • Nanny
  • Handyman
  • Horse Trainer
  • Masseur/Masseuse
  • Maid
  • Personal Trainer
  • Cook
  • Stable Hand
  • Nurse
  • Babysitter
  • Housekeeper
  • Butler

Domestic Workers Bill of Rights: New York and Hawaii

As of now, two states have adopted the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights: New York and Hawaii. New York was the first state to offer domestic workers protections that were given in the 2010 Domestic Workers Bill of Rights. In 2013, Hawaii became the second state to enact a Domestic Workers Bill of Rights on July 1st.

Regarding domestic workers, this bill states that:

  • A legal workday is eight hours.
  • A work week consists of 40 hours or 44 hours for live-in domestic workers.
  • Mandates that employers must pay minimum wages.
  • Employers must grant three paid vacation days per year after one year of work.
  • At a minimum, employers must grant one day of rest for every seven days worked.
  • Employers must pay time and a half for overtime work.
  • Temporary disability benefits are available for full-time domestic workers.
  • Domestic workers have protection against sexual harassment by employer.
  • Domestic workers have protection against workplace discrimination based on race, gender, sexual orientation, and national origin.
  • Household employers are subject to harassment complaints and liability for damages to domestic workers with civil penalties up to $100,000.00.

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