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Assembly Passes Bill Giving Part-Time Domestic Workers Comp Benefits

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 219 | 0 | 13 min read

Housekeepers would no longer have to work full time to qualify for temporary disability benefits, according to a bill approved by the New York Assembly on Tuesday. The chamber approved Assembly Bill A1326 by a vote of 92-46 and sent it to the Senate, where it is now in the Labor Committee. Workers' compensation law requires domestic employees to toil for at least 40 hours a week for 30 or more days in a calendar year to be eligible for temporary benefits. A1326, sponsored by Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, D-Bronx, would change that to 20 hours a week but would keep all other provis...

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