California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights FAQ
The California Bill of Rights (AB 241) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 26, 2013, and goes into effect on January 1, 2014. AB241 extends overtime protections to personal attendants who care for and support thousands of individuals and families in California. This legislative victory will improve working conditions for these workers and will in turn improve the quality of care that Californians receive. Read Frequently Asked Questions: Domestic Workers Bill of Rights (AB 214), California Domestic Workers' Wage & Hour Rights »
NEW OCTOBER 2013: Resources about the new Department of Labor companionship regulations:
- NDWA flyer: New DOL Companionship Regulations :: Nuevo Reglamento del Departamento del Trabajo para las Acompañantes (Word doc, English & Spanish)
National Employment Law Project webinar materials:
The Companionship Rules Reform: What the DOL rules reform means for home care workers (PowerPoint file, English)
La Reforma al Reglamento para Acompañantes: Que significa la reforma al reglamento del Departamento de Trabajo para las trabajadoras del hogar (PowerPoint file, Spanish)
For an overview of employment protections for domestic workers under Federal Law, please download this PDF file.
For more information on the New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, visit Domestic Workers United's Know Your Rights page:
Do you have an iPhone? The US Department of Labor has a Timesheet app, which can help you record the hours that you work and calculate the amount you may be owed by your employer.
Our partners at Hand in Hand: the Domestic Employers Association have put together a set of resources for employers of domestic workers, with guides to Clear and Open Communication, Fair Wages, and Benefits and Provisions:
NDWA member organization La Collectiva also has a page of resources for employers: