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HB 2672 - Establishes Labor Laws for Domestic Workers - Key Vote

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (32-28) - (Key vote)

Title: Establishes Labor Laws for Domestic Workers

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that establishes certain labor laws for employers of domestic workers.

Highlights:
  • Requires an employer to provide certain compensation conditions to “domestic workers” including, but not limited to, the following conditions (Sec. 1):
    • Provide 1.5 times the domestic worker’s base wage for time worked in excess of 40 hours a week, or in excess of 44 hours a week if the domestic worker lives in the home of the employer;
    • Provide 24 consecutive hours of rest each week or 1.5 times pay domestic worker’s base wage if the domestic worker agrees to work on the day of rest; and
    • Provide at least 3 paid personal days off work after 1 year of employment.
  • Defines “domestic worker” as an individual who works in another individual’s home for the purpose of caring for a child, performing housework, or providing other domestic service with exceptions including, but not limited to, the following exceptions (Sec. 1).
    • A parent or spouse of the employer;
    • A child of the employer under 21 years of age;
    • A babysitter under 18 years of age; or
    • An employee paid by public funds.
  • Prohibits an employer from engaging in certain actions with a domestic worker including, but not limited to, the following actions (Sec. 1):
    • Requesting to have possession of the domestic worker’s passport;
    • Engaging in unwelcome sexual advances; or
    • Subjecting the domestic worker to harassment based on race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or national origin. 
  • Authorizes a domestic worker to file a complaint for a violation of this bill with the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries (Sec. 3). 
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Establishes Labor Laws for Domestic Workers

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