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New York Employment Lawyers Protect the Rights of Cleaning Service Workers Statewide


Do not let your employer take advantage of your hard work

As with any other profession, cleaning service workers are offered a wide range of legal rights under state and federal laws. Unfortunately, far too many cleaning service workers are taken advantage of, especially immigrants. Upholding your rights as a cleaning service worker is important to ensure that you receive the payment and benefits you are entitled to.

At Hepworth Gershbaum & Roth, our New York employment lawyers have represented countless cleaning service workers involved in wage, discrimination and harassment disputes. With more than 70 years of combined experience, our attorneys have the skill, knowledge and insight needed to help you protect your rights as a cleaning service worker.

What rights are cleaning service workers entitled to?

Under New York state labor laws and the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, cleaning service workers are entitled to:

  • Payment of at least the state’s current minimum wage

  • A workplace free of discrimination

  • A workplace free of harassment or physical assault

  • Overtime payment for any hours exceeding 40 in a single work week

  • At least one day of rest each week

  • Regular weekly or bi-weekly payment

  • At least three days of paid time off after one year of employment

Failure to adhere to these guidelines puts your employer in violation of state and federal law. If you have been denied payment or any other right, our New York employment lawyers can walk you through the process of filing a claim.

Who do these rules apply to?

The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and New York State labor laws apply to a wide range of individuals, including:

  • United States Citizens

  • Legal permanent residents

  • Immigrants with lawful status, such as a visa or temporary protected status

  • Undocumented immigrants

In essence, these guidelines protect all domestic cleaning service workers from underpayment, mistreatment and other illegal employment practices.

What do I do if my employer is violating the law?

If you feel that your employer is not adhering to labor laws, or has denied you any of your rights, you must follow specific steps in order to seek justice. These steps include:

  • Filing an official complaint with your employer: Before taking further action, be sure to file an official complaint with your employer. This can be done in many ways, but you must be sure to follow the guidelines set forth by your employer. If you are an independent contractor, be sure to lodge your complaint in a manner that can be clearly documented.

  • Contacting the state labor board: If your employer fails to take corrective action or ignores your complaint, you must contact the New York State Department of Labor’s Division of Labor Standards to file a formal complaint. Once you have filed a complaint, the Labor Standards division will conduct a review of your case and make a ruling for or against you. The Labor Standards division may levy fines against your employer or order your employer to compensate you for your losses.

  • Unfortunately, the process of filing a complaint can be complicated. If your complaint is not filed correctly or in a timely manner, you may not obtain the resolutions you seek. By discussing your case with an experienced New York employment law attorney, you improve your chances of obtaining justice for your mistreatment.

Schedule a consultation with one of our New York employment lawyers today to discuss your rights as a cleaning service worker

At Hepworth Gershbaum & Roth, we take a firm stance against employers who attempt to take advantage of cleaning service workers, or deny them their employment rights. Our New York employment law attorneys work diligently to provide the guidance you need to pursue justice for your mistreatment.

To schedule a free initial consultation with one of our New York employment attorneys, contact us online or call 212-545-1199 today.




Contact an employment law attorney in New York today for a free initial consultation and determine whether you have a case. For a free initial consultation, you can contact us online or by phone.

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