Our very first chapter! Hand in Hand was formed in 2010 when domestic employers fought alongside domestic workers to win the New York Domestic Worker Bill of Rights, the first legislation in the country providing legal rights and protections to nannies, house cleaners and home attendants.
After supporting the passage of the New York Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights our New York Chapter has focused on:
Domestic employer education, ensuring that employers are following best practices to make their homes fair workplaces
Supporting domestic workers in their ongoing fight for legal rights and protections both on a local and national level
Building solidarity across race and class to support immigrant rights and fight gender and racial inequalities.
Building the New York Caring Majority coalition to build the political power to fight for expanded access to affordable home care, as well as end the workforce shortage of NY home care workers by increasing wages to make home care jobs good, family-sustaining jobs.
Our membership base is always growing, and we invite you to join us! Fill out this form to participate at our next meeting!
Passed in July 2021, Int. 339-2018 amends the NYC human rights law to include individuals who employ domestic workers, providing workers protections against discrimination in the workplace, and coverage under
Resources for New York Domestic Employers:
Best Practices and Laws:
Overview of laws applying to domestic workers and employers in New York
Health Insurance Resources: Healthy NY is subsidized by the state of New York. An individual must have an annual income under $27,074 and a family must have an income under $55,000 to be eligible. There are many coverage options that range in cost from approximately $250/month for an individual without prescription benefits to $1,600/month for a family with prescription benefits. You should discuss with the worker in your home what percentage of the premium cost you are covering and how much you will share.