According to New York State Labor Law, domestic workers have the following rights:
According to the minimum wage, pay at least the minimum wage in the area.
When the working hours in a calendar week exceed 40 hours, the overtime pay is 1.5 times the basic salary. Live-in employees have the right to work overtime after 44 hours of work a week.
One day off per week (24 hours) or overtime pay if the employee agrees to work on that day.
Payments are made weekly instead of every other week or month.
Deductions from wages are not allowed without written permission from employees, except for legally authorized deductions for employee benefits, such as social security, income tax withholding, automatic savings plans, health insurance, and medical insurance.
No deduction of wages for damages or any other similar reason.
Regardless of payment method (cash, check, direct deposit), written notification of all deductions from payment.
At least three days of paid leave after working for the same employer for one year.