Workers Rights Info
Montgomery County, MD
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.
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.
New York State
The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights reforms New York State law to guarantee basic work standards and protections for the nannies, caregivers, and housekeepers who keep New York families functioning and make all other work possible. The Bill of Rights is a comprehensive response to domestic workers’ vulnerability to abuse and mistreatment, and works to counter domestic workers’ exclusion from most labor protections.
The Bill was signed by Governor Patterson on August 31, 2010, and went into effect on November 29th, 2010.
For more information on the Bill of Rights, visit Domestic Workers United's Know Your Rights page: