Multilingual program designed for Honolulu domestic workersUPDATED 10:46 PM HST May 13, 2014Video Transcript
and the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations announced the launch of a multilingual public education campaign concerning domestic workers. That includes, housekeepers, nannies, and some nurses-- basically those who work in a household. Signed by the Governor last year, Act 248 of the Domestic Workers Bill of rights provides domestic workers with protection against discrimination... As well as the right to minimum wage AND overtime. DWIGHT @ 10:23:56-10:24:12 "THESE WORKERS DESERVE TO BE TREATED WITH THE SAME DIGNITY AS ANY OTHER WORKER IN OUR STATE. AND NOW, OUR LAWS INCLUDE RATHER THAN EXCLUDE THEM." When the Governor signed Act 248 last year, Hawaii become only the second state in the nation with this kind of legislation which expanded the rights of domestic workers. The "Domestic Workers Have Rights" campaign has created informational material in 11 different languages. It will be posted on TheBus, the D-L-I-R website, and spread through community organizations.