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Domestic workers benefit from new protections thanks to New York City human rights law

After five years of community organizing, advocates succeed in passing a law prohibiting employers from discriminating against domestic workers. The next challenge is effective implementation. Employees attend an information workshop hosted by the Carrolls Gardens Association A human rights law for domestic workers by the New York City government finds a community ready to educate […]

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UAE sets new regulations for hiring domestic workers; here’s everything you need to know

Abu Dhabi: The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) on Tuesday issued a decision regarding the licensing and regulation of domestic worker recruitment agencies, the Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported. Existing office licenses will remain valid, provided that their holders meet all the requirements stipulated in the new regulations and meet their responsibilities to […]

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New UAE Labor Law Decree to Regulate the Hiring of Domestic Workers; everything you need to know – News

The licenses, obtained from the ministry, must be renewed each year if the conditions continue to be met. Alamy file Published: Wed, March 2, 2022, 9:22 AM Last update: Wed, March 2, 2022, 9:39 AM The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MoHRE) has issued an executive order on the licensing and regulation of offices […]

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Changes coming for domestic workers in South Africa from March – what you need to know

The Department of Employment and Labor will host a seminar on Saturday February 19 to reflect on regulatory changes affecting domestic workers in South Africa. It comes after the government introduced a number of additional job protections and ahead of the new minimum wage which will take effect from March. The event is also part […]

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New Protections for Domestic Workers Under New York State and New York City Human Rights Laws | Epstein Becker & Green

New Yorkers who employ domestic workers should note two recent amendments to the New York State Human Rights Law (“NYSHRL”) effective December 31, 2021, which together extend the full protections of NYSHRL to persons employed as domestic servants in New York. . In addition, effective March 12, 2022, the employment protections afforded by the New […]

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Families with domestic workers are encouraged to use a new payment system

The UAE will introduce an optional online wage payment system for domestic workers from Thursday, January 27 as part of efforts to protect their employment rights. The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization encourages families to adopt the wage protection system, which is widely used in the construction sector and other industries, to pay staff […]

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Domestic workers in Chicago must have written contracts

Chicago domestic workers must receive written contracts from their employers, according to a new city ordinance that went into effect this month. Advocates say Chicago is the largest city in the United States to require domestic work contracts. Local groups are now working to educate the tens of thousands of domestic workers in the city […]

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Qatar – New decision on probation for domestic workers takes …

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA Doha: The Ministry of Labor Affairs announced yesterday that the decision to extend the probationary period for domestic workers from three months to nine months will enter into force as of today January 8, pursuant to decision no. (21) of 2021 amending certain provisions of Decision No. (8) of 2005 regulating […]

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Changes on the cards for domestic workers in 2022

Employment and Labor Minister Thulas Nxesi is expected to issue an updated minimum wage for domestic workers in South Africa in the coming months. This follows recent proposals released by the National Minimum Wage Commission (NMW) which recommend that domestic workers’ wages be increased to 100% of the national minimum wage. By law, the minimum […]

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New decision on probation for domestic workers comes into effect: Ministry of Labor

Doha: The Ministry of Labor Affairs announced yesterday that the decision to extend the probationary period for domestic workers from three months to nine months will enter into force as of today January 8, pursuant to decision no. (21) of 2021 amending certain provisions of Decision No. (8) of 2005 regulating the conditions and procedures […]

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Qatar – 9-month trial period for domestic workers takes …

(MENAFN- Gulf Times) The Labor Ministry announced on Friday that the decision to extend the probationary period for domestic workers from three months to nine months would take effect on Saturday.This comes in application of Decision No. 21 of 2021 amending certain provisions of Decision No. 8 of 2005 regulating the conditions and procedures for […]

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9-month trial period for domestic workers comes into effect

The Ministry of Labor announced on Friday that the decision to extend the trial period for domestic workers from three months to nine months will take effect from Saturday. This comes in application of Decision No. 21 of 2021 amending certain provisions of Decision No. 8 of 2005 regulating the conditions and procedures for granting […]

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9-month trial period for domestic workers takes effect

The Labor Ministry announced on Friday that the decision to extend the probationary period for domestic workers from three months to nine months would take effect on Saturday. This comes in application of Decision No. 21 of 2021 amending certain provisions of Decision No. 8 of 2005 regulating the conditions and procedures for authorizing the […]

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New SF bill would give paid sick leave to domestic workers

Domestic workers like nannies and gardeners may soon start earning paid sick leave in San Francisco. The new bill would put in place an app allowing domestic workers to register their hours with their employers. For every 30 hours worked with an employer, they would earn one hour of paid sick leave that could add […]

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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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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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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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In the absence of central policy, Indian domestic workers are left at the mercy of various state laws: world report

New Delhi: As domestic workers around the world have suffered from the COVID-19 pandemic, India’s astonishing lack of comprehensive legal or policy arrangements to protect their well-being has resulted in a terrible downward spiral for the men and women in this industry. over the past year, according to a report found. The report published by […]

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Mandatory Covid-19 vaccines for domestic workers and gardeners in South Africa – what you need to know

While much of the attention on vaccination mandates in South Africa has focused on corporations and large corporations, many South Africans have wondered if they could introduce compulsory vaccinations for workers. servants, gardeners and other home workers. Talita Laubscher, a partner at law firm Bowmans, says domestic workers and gardeners in private households are still […]

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More details on the work history of domestic workers made available to potential employers

SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has made information about migrant domestic workers and their employment history more transparent so that employers can make informed decisions when hiring helpers, including those which have already been frequently transferred. Employers can access information about a potential domestic helper’s work experience, the types and sizes of households […]

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Your Voice: martial arts for domestic workers; how social media harms mental health (long letters) – YP

Justin Kim from the Chinese International School founded an NGO to help domestic workers. Picture: handout Domestic workers have played a crucial role in Hong Kong’s economic success. Many families are heavily dependent on domestic workers to look after their children and do the shopping or cleaning for the house. However, domestic workers are still […]

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Changes coming for domestic workers in South Africa, says Ramaphosa

Domestic workers are one of the job groups hardest hit by the pandemic, and thousands of women remain unemployed, President Cyril Ramaphosa has said. Addressing a Cosatu event on Thursday October 28, Ramaphosa cited data from Statistics South Africa, which shows a 26% drop in the employment of domestic workers between the first and second […]

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Outsourcing has not improved conditions for domestic workers in South Africa

In South Africa, approximately a million people, mostly black women from marginalized backgrounds, are employed as domestic workers by the middle class. Some are employed as full-time domestic servants and live on their employers’ premises, usually in garden rooms. For resident domestic workers, their work and personal life are often unclear. They lack freedom and […]