Paid Safe and Sick Leave Information for Domestic Workers and Their Employers
DCA reminds you that if you work in NYC for more than 80 hours a year at a business or a nonprofit, you can earn up to 40 hours of safe and sick leave each year to care for yourself, your child, or other family members. If you are a domestic worker who provides services like housecleaning or child care, after one year of employment, your household employer must provide two days of paid sick leave in addition to the three days of paid rest you get under New York State Labor Law. It is illegal for an employer to retaliate against you for requesting or using sick leave.
Notice of Employee Rights for Nannies, Housecleaners, and Other Domestic Workers
Complaints or Questions?
Domestic workers can submit a sick leave complaint by email or mail. Download the complaint form
For more information, read the full Paid Safe and Sick Leave FAQs
. If you still have questions, call 311 and ask to be transferred to DCA for information for employees about Paid Safe and Sick Leave.
Businesses: Do you have questions?
Businesses can contact DCA in the following ways:
Employers should be prepared to provide information about their business so that DCA can provide general guidance about whether the law applies to their business.