Sunday, June 24, 2007
Thank you to all who participated in our informal nanny salary survey. The results of the survey are available HERE.
And from the Village Voice...
A proposed domestic workers' bill of rights, which cleared the State Senate labor committee last week proposes a $12 minimum wage for domestic workers ($14 per hour by 2010), overtime pay, generous paid vacation and sick leave, advance notice of termination and severance pay. It also mandates an extra $2 hourly wage hike for nannies without employer-provided health insurance. If passed, it would be enforced primarily through the courts. Domestic workers would be able to file complaints with the Department of Labor or sue in civil court if their employers fail to provide any of these benefits. If employers are found to have willfully withheld some of these benefits, they could be charged with a misdemeanor crime. (Click here to read the full story.)