A new law set to take effect this week aims to increase protections for domestic workers in Massachusetts.Well that (our bold above) is the politicians' story.
The law requires people who hire nannies, caregivers and other domestic workers in Massachusetts to adhere to established labor standards and other worker protections.Which, all other things remaining the same, will increase the cost (and decrease the attractiveness) of having domestic workers in the employ of Massachusetts' residents. For instance;
The law sets rules for sleep, meal and rest periods, and required that female domestic workers receive at least eight weeks maternity leave if they are full-time employees.Which invites government into the household. Great protection for domestic workers.