September 2013 - In California domestic workers will be entitled to overtime pay for working more than nine hours in a day, or 45 hours in a week, under a new law signed Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown. The bill takes effect in January 2014 and run until January 2017 unless legislators renew the bill.
In July 2011 New York passed the nation's first Domestic Worker Protection Law - see below. The New York legislation gives in-house workers like housekeepers and nannies basic labor protections like overtime pay, guaranteed sleeping time, five-day workweeks, as well as meal and rest breaks.