Domestic workers

Minimum wage: domestic workers will get a big increase to earn the same wages as other workers

Employment and Labor Minister Thulas Nxesi during a press briefing. The National Minimum Wage Commission is proposing an increase in the national minimum wage based on inflation plus one percentage point this year. At the latest inflation rate, this would increase wages to R23.10. For the first time, domestic workers must earn the same national […]

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New Chicago Ordinance Requires Written Contracts For Domestic Workers

All Chicago employers of domestic workers must provide these workers with written contact effective Jan. 1, 2022, under a new ordinance issued by the Chicago City Council. Blanket The ordinance applies to all businesses and individuals in Chicago that employ “domestic workers”. A domestic worker is defined as a person whose main tasks include: Housekeeping; […]

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San Francisco passes measure demanding sick leave for domestic workers – “The first of its kind” – Jobs and HR

United States: San Francisco passes measure demanding sick leave for domestic workers – “first of its kind” January 03, 2022 Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton To print this article, simply register or connect to Mondaq.com. On December 14, 2021, the San Francisco Supervisory Board unanimously passed a law granting domestic workers paid sick leave, the […]

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New laws extend protections for domestic workers in New York

The protections and benefits for domestic workers in New York are extended under a pair of new laws approved by Governor Kathy Hochul at the end of last week. The measures include the extension of state human rights law include domestic workers and expand the paid family leave allowance include domestic workers. The laws, backed […]

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San Francisco passes measure demanding sick leave for domestic workers

Related practices and jurisdictions Thursday, December 30, 2021 On December 14, 2021, the San Francisco board of directors unanimously passed a law granting domestic workers paid sick leave, the first of its kind in the United States. the order, called “Equal Access of Domestic Workers to Paid Sick Leave”, establishes a “transferable” paid sick leave […]

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Govt. urged to ratify ILO Convention to protect migrant domestic workers who contribute significantly to the country’s economy – The Island

The President of the Caucus of Women Parliamentarians, Dr Sudarshini Fernandopulle, urged the government to ratify the “ILO Convention No. 189 in order to better protect and safeguard the rights and interests of domestic workers, who make a substantial contribution to Sri Lanka’s economy, especially through foreign remittances ” The Caucus of Women Parliamentarians issuing […]

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Chicago domestic workers mandate protects social workers

CONTACT: Elisa Sledzinska 312,744.1973 [email protected] CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Business and Consumer Protection (BACP) today announced a historic step forward for Chicago domestic workers. As of January 1, 2022, all Chicago employers of nannies, caregivers, and housekeepers must provide their employees with a written contract in the language […]

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Chicago domestic workers’ mandate protects social workers

CONTACT: Elisa Sledzinska 312,744.1973 [email protected] CHICAGO – Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Chicago Department of Business and Consumer Protection (BACP) today announced a historic step forward for Chicago domestic workers. As of January 1, 2022, all Chicago employers of nannies, caregivers, and housekeepers must provide their employees with a written contract in the language […]

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Underprotected abroad, domestic workers find ways to resist

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Domestic workers in Southeast Asia often migrate to richer countries where they are excluded from labor protections and left vulnerable to abuse. As COVID-19 has worsened working conditions, some migrant workers have found their own ways to resist. In April, nine Vietnamese women huddled under a smartphone camera to appeal for help […]

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African national arrested for trafficking 15 domestic workers from his country

The Research and Monitoring Department of the Ministry of the Interior in the General Directorate of Passports arrested an African national for trafficking in women workers of his own nationality and for having employed and lodged them in the region of Salata.In a statement, the interior ministry said that, based on information on trafficking and […]