California Domestic Workers Coalition

California Domestic Worker Bill Of Rights

For more than ten years, the California Domestic Workers Coalition has waged the campaign for the California Domestic Worker Bill of Rights to correct the history of exclusion from basic labor protections and to advance the rights and dignity of domestic workers.

SACRAMENTO, CA (1/24/12) — Domestic workers and their children march and rally outside the California state capitol building to urge legislators to pass AB 889 the CA Domestic Worker Bill of Rights. Photo Credit: David Bacon
  1. Equal right to rest and lunch breaks for personal assistants.
  2. Equal Overtime Pay
  3. Equal right to a safe & healthy workplace
  4. Equal right to workers compensation
  5. Equal right to reporting time pay
  6. Equal right to notice before termination
  7. Right to 8 hours uninterrupted sleep
  8. Right to cook one’s own food
  9. Right to annual cost of living increase
  10. Right to paid vacations.
  11. Right to paid sick days

Domestic Worker Rights Education and Outreach Program

As new rights for domestic workers get written into the law, it is equally important to ensure that both workers and employers are empowered with information about the labor laws governing this industry so that the rights of domestic workers may be upheld in every California home.

“AB 2314 sets up protections to ensure domestic workers understand their rights. The bill recognizes that jobs performed by domestic workers are just as valuable as any other work, and that these hardworking individuals deserve the same employer protections as everyone else.”

Assemblymember Phil Ting (D-San Francisco)

Expanding the Affordability of Home Care

In 2016, the California Domestic Workers Coalition partnered with Pilipino Workers Center to launch the CARE Agenda, a declaration of our vision for a long-term care system that supports the dignity of consumers and upholds fair employment standards for caregivers.

This year, as a member of the California Aging and Disability Alliance, the California Domestic Workers Coalition is helping bring the vision of the CARE Agenda to fruition through support of SB 512 (Pan). This bill would establish the California Long-Term Services and Supports Benefits Board (LTSS Board), to be composed of 9 specified members, to be able to manage and invest revenue deposited in the California Long-Term Services and Supports Benefits Trust Fund (LTSS Trust) and to finance long-term services and supports for eligible individuals, upon appropriation of funds. The bill would also create the Long-Term Services and Supports Advisory Committee, composed of nine members that have experience in aging and disability services, from both consumer, worker and provider perspectives, for the purpose of providing ongoing advice and recommendations to the LTSS Board.