Paid Care Workers

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Paid Care Division

If you are a paid care worker in NYC, you have a dedicated City resource for workplace questions and complaints: the Paid Care Division within the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Office of Labor Policy & Standards.

Paid care workers include homecare and domestic workers such as:

  • Nannies
  • Caregivers
  • Home care workers (for example: home health aides, personal care aides, home attendants)
  • Housecleaners

The Paid Care Division is dedicated to defending the rights of paid care workers, improving the quality of paid care jobs, and strengthening the paid care system. We support paid care workers in NYC through:

  • Public outreach and education to inform workers about their rights and the availability of City resources.
  • Enforcement and complaint intake and referral to address workplace violations at the local, state, and federal levels. Learn more about workplace protection laws, including Paid Safe and Sick Leave Law, Freelance Isn't Free Act, and Temporary Schedule Change Law
  • Research and policy development on worker demographics, working conditions and industry standards, employer compliance with workplace laws, and the effectiveness of worker cooperatives.

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