2. What are some of the protections that the Domestic Workers’ Billof Rights will provide?
Whoever is able to protest against the transgressions of their own family and does not do so is punished for the transgressions of their family. Whoever is able to protest against the transgressions of the people of their community and does not do so is punished for the transgressions of their community. Whoever is able to protest against the transgressions of the entire world and does not do so is punished for the transgressions of the entire world.-
Babylonian Talmud, Shabbat 54bThe Shalom Bayit campaign is working to professionalize the relationship betweenthe domestic worker and the employer. Through clarity, trust and respect, justice isbuilt.The Domestic Workers’ Bill or Rights offers these provisions:
Paid time off
Day of rest
Termination and severance: Paid based on number of years worked
Cost of living wage adjustment: Every employer must provide eachdomestic worker an annual cost of living adjustment, in proportion to theincrease, if any, in the Consumer Price Index for the New York Area aspublished by the United States department of labor or its successoragency.
Employer choice for health coverage: Every employer must provideeach domestic worker health benefits, or must supplement her hourlywage rate by an amount no less than the lowest available cost of healthbenefits described in the insurance law code of New York State.Questions for the
If you are working, what labor protections to you enjoy?
If you are an employer, what labor protections do you offer to youremployees?
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