California Domestic Workers Coalition

You are a domestic worker if you work in a private home, and you are a:

  • Nanny or childcare provider
  • Caregiver or attendant to seniors or people with disabilities
  • Housecleaner
  • Cook
  • Gardener or other household worker.

Domestic workers may be hired directly by a household or through an agency (such as a cleaning company, homecare agency etc.)

What Laws Apply to Me?

There are national, state, and city laws that give you legal protection. Employers must follow the law that gives workers the most protection. Usually that will be California (state) law but there are some exceptions.