Domestic Worker Bill of Rights resources

The Domestic Worker Bill of Rights requires employers of domestic workers to provide their employees with a contract, paid time off, and other protections. Domestic workers include nannies, house cleaners, caregivers, and others who provide services in the home.

Employers must provide employees with a written contract that outlines the minimum terms specified in the law. The written contract must be provided in English and the preferred language of the employee. A Domestic Worker Bill of Rights contract template is provided below in English, Spanish, and French. Contact our office to request additional languages.

If you believe you have experienced a violation of this law, you can report a Domestic Worker Bill of Rights violation.

Employers can contact the Office of Benefits and Wage Compliance at the Mayor’s Office of Labor for compliance assistance. For more information, email domesticwork@phila.gov or call (215) 686-0802.

Name Description Released Format
Domestic Worker Bill of Rights law PDF Chapter 9-4500 of the Philadelphia Code provides legal protections for domestic workers. April 27, 2020
Domestic Worker Bill of Rights law (Spanish) PDF Esta es la ley de la Declaración de Derechos de los Trabajadores Domésticos. September 24, 2020
Domestic Worker Bill of Rights complaint form PDF Domestic workers can use this form to file a complaint when they believe their rights have been violated. April 30, 2020
Domestic Worker Bill of Rights contract template PDF Employers may use this template in order to be compliant with the written contract requirement. April 30, 2020
Domestic Worker Bill of Rights contract template (Spanish) PDF Esta es una plantilla de contrato para la Declaración de Derechos de los Trabajadores Domésticos. July 1, 2020
Domestic Worker Bill of Rights contract template (French) PDF Ceci est un modèle de contrat pour la Déclaration des droits des travailleurs domestiques. July 1, 2020

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