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The Domestic Worker Bill of Rights –
Frequently Asked Questions

Read a general summary of the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.

General Questions

Who is a domestic worker under the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights? Who is a personal attendant under this law? What overtime protections apply to personal attendants? Which employees and employers are excluded under this law? What overtime protections apply to domestic workers who are NOT personal attendants? What overtime protections apply to personal attendants NOT working in a home?

Calculating overtime pay rates

Are domestic workers entitled to the minimum wage? Can meal and lodging credits be applied by an employer against a domestic worker’s wages?

Procedure for filing a wage claim

What can I do if my employer doesn't pay me my overtime wages? What happens after I file a wage claim? What can I do if I prevail at the hearing and the employer neither pays nor appeals the Order, Decision, or Award? What can I do if my employer retaliates against me because I told him I was going to file a wage claim for unpaid overtime?


July 2014