Last week the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights was passed in NY and is awaiting NY Governor Paterson to sign it into law.
The legislation requires that domestic employees receive a 14-day termination notice. If the employer fails to give adequate termination notice, the employee can receive back pay and the value or cost of any benefits that employee would have received.
Do you already have at least 14-day termination notice in your work agreement? Have you ever been fired without at least two-weeks notice or severance? Have you ever walked out on a job not giving the parents at least two-weeks notice?