Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hired Help Thank Obama

The Obama administration has scheduled closing the domestic help low pay loophole (link). From 1st Jan, 2015, direct care workers will be covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act for minimum wage and overtime protections.

Servants and housekeepers are not now automatically protected if they provide care services. The revisions will cover babysitters placed in employment by agencies (link). Wealthy folk argued domestic helpers were part of the family, and didn't need worker protections.

Bullshit.

Disposable hired help is drudge & peon. The family mule ain't family.

These are economic relationships. Boss man holds power, able to sever all contact at will.

Congratulations to the Department of Labor for (finally) protecting two million underclass workers.

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