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In 2018, Seattle City Council passed an ordinance granting domestic workers—such as house cleaners, nannies, gardeners, and home care workers—basic worker rights from which they have long been excluded.
Seattle’s ordinance is in the forefront of a similar labor laws that have passed in a growing number of states and cities over the past decade and that are helping bring domestic workers out of the shadows and providing them with basic rights and dignity and a career. There are an estimated 33,000 domestic workers in Seattle and 2 million across the U.S. and domestic work is one of the fastest growing professions in the country. Yet many Seattle employers of domestic workers are unaware that they are covered by the ordinance and that their homes are a workplace. Domestic workers are disproportionately women, immigrants, and BIPOC and may face cultural, language and other barriers to knowing and enforcing their rights. Legal professionals can assist both workers and employers with awareness of their rights and obligations under the Seattle ordinance.
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Dana Barnett Seattle Organizer, Hand in Hand ✉
Silvia Gonzalez Women without Borders Lead Coordinator, Casa Latina ✉
Andrew Kashyap Senior Attorney, Legal Voice ✉
John Laney Partner, Stoel Rives LLP
President, Filipino Lawyers of Washington ✉
Michelle Su Associate, Lane Powell PC
Director, Korean American Bar Association of Washington ✉
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