For the past two weeks we have been discussing how New York State Legislature passed the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, making New York the first state in the nation to provide new standards of worker protections for more than 200,000 employees in an industry which has gone unregulated for decades.
We want to see if nannies across the nation are already have the rights spelled out in this law. Yesterday we asked if nannies have paid holidays. Today we wonder if you receive overtime pay?
Legislators and New York Governor, David Paterson, have reached a reconciliation deal that will give nannies overtime pay. The legislation sets a 40-hour work week for standard live-out domestic workers and a 45-hour week for live-in employees, according to the Wall Street Journal.
The proposed bill would also require at least one day off for such workers and any work beyond the weekly limits must be compensated with overtime pay, which is time-and-a-half. The bill also requires employers to give nannies three paid off-days each year.
Do you already receive overtime (time-and-a-half) pay?