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As America continues to recover from COVID lockdowns, the need for domestic workers will continue to grow. If you are working in the field of domestic work (nanny, babysitter, or housekeeper), your employer knows that you currently subject to the minimum wage and overtime.
This applies to you even if you receive compensation in CASH. Ensure your employer is paying you the correct wage and the appropriate overtime payments.
Domestic worker industry workers are protected by FLSA. This means that millions of Domestic workers across the country should enjoy the benefits and pay increases provided by minimum wage regulations.
The Fair Labor Standards Act is a federal law that determines minimum wages, eligibility for overtime pay, child labor standards, record keeping, and other issues that affect part-time and full-time employees in the workplace. Federal, state, and local governments, as well as in the private sector. Employees who qualify for overtime must be compensated for all hours worked more than 40 hours in a workweek.
The Federal and state laws have established minimum wages since employees receive unfair rewards. Salaries are configured to help people win enough to provide for their own families and their families. The minimum wage is often different depending on the condition and location. The minimum wage in the Federal is $ 11, and the minimum wage in New York is $ 15.00.
Under New York State Department of Labor regulations, employers will pay employees as described in the following excerpt from New York's Minimum Wage Law. The Minimum Wage Law (Article 19 of the New York State Labor Law) requires that all employees in New York State receive at least $ 15.00 per hour.
This includes domestic workers. The ordinance is called the "Wage Order" and sets out certain requirements for specific industries. The rates included in these wage orders may be different from the general minimum wage rate. REMEMBER THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO HOME HEALTH AIDES as they are subject to Wage Parity*Prevailing Wage” which is much higher then $15.00.
If you are a Domestic worker in New York and your employer has not paid you a minimum salary of at least $ 15.00 per hour, your rights are probably being violated.

If you are underpaid, even if the payments were made in cash, you should know that you are entitled to fair and government mandated compensation regardless of you immigration status or your tax status.

If underpayments happen with you, remember you are not alone, you have options, and you are entitled to compensation.
Contact Human Rights Advocacy Firm in New York at +1 718-280-9545 and we can help determine if you are entitled to compensation and we will make sure that your rights are confidentially protected. Any claims could be filed confidentially, and we only receive fees when we successfully resolve you claim.
Human Rights Advocacy Firm lawyers are ready to defend your interests in any unfair situations where an individual's rights and legitimate interests are violated.
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