"New York Enacts Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights"

On August 31, 2010, Governor Paterson signed into law the New York Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights (the "NY Bill of Rights"), which offers protection to domestic employees working in New York State by establishing rules for overtime and time off, including paid time off. The NY Bill of Rights also protects domestic employees against unwelcome sexual advances, hostile work environment, and harassment based on gender, race, religion or national origin. 

This Stroock Special Bulletin looks at key provisions of the NY Bill of Rights, which becomes effective on November 29, 2010.