Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed a bill that will temporarily require overtime pay for domestic workers in California, after he vetoed a broader measure last year that critics said would have opened the door for government regulation of part-time baby-sitting.
The state Senate has passed a bill that would make nannies, housekeepers, childcare providers and caregivers in California eligible for overtime and meal breaks.
In connection with the release of the movie, The Help, domestic workers rallied in San Francisco Wednesday to show support for a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.
Pastors across the Bay Area invited domestic workers to speak to their congregations as part of a campaign to get state leaders to adopt a domestic workers’ ‘bill of rights’.
San Francisco Assemblyman Tom Ammiano has introduced new legislation that would extend certain rights to domestic workers.
Domestic workers held a rally Friday calling for greater legal protection of employees who work in other people’s homes.