Currently, Connecticut law excludes people who work "in the domestic service of any person" from a host of labor protections, including:
- coverage under the state's minimum wage,
- eligibility for paid sick days and time-and-a-half overtime pay, and
- the ability to bring sexual harassment or discrimination complaints against their employer.
We feel this is a big step in a positive direction, however, and look forward to continued work with the Brazilian Worker Center, the Naugatuck Valley Project, the CT Catholic Conference, and other allies working together to address the issue of workers' rights.