New York Shows Love to Nannies
Nannies have spent years giving love to broods, wiping their snot, washing their clothes, and taming their screams. Now, it looks like they’ll be getting a little love of their own. The State of New York has decided to treat nannies like employees (what a concept!) and give them the same protections that all workers have.
The New York Times reports:
The State Senate this week passed a bill that would require paid holidays, sick days and vacation days for domestic workers, along with overtime wages. It would require 14 days’ notice, or termination pay, before firing a domestic worker […]
But among domestic workers, there are some doubts that immigrants lacking legal documentation would be willing to report violations of a new wage law to a government agency.
“If you are legal in this country, you will benefit from it, but if you are not, then I don’t think it will do much for you,” said Rhea Bolivia, who immigrated from the Philippines and works as a nanny for a family with two small children on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.