Workers’ Rights Violations Plague Home Care Industry

Investigations into home care agencies across New York City have uncovered widespread violations surrounding wages, sick leave and a lack of transparency around wage parity.

The enforcement initiative, led by the city’s Department of Consumer Affairs involves 42 home care agencies and 50,000 affected home care workers of the city’s estimated 200,000 home care workers.

There are at least 817 home health care providers operating in Queens, according to a state department of health database.

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Amy Torres, the Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Chinese-American Planning Council speaks at the DCA event // Eagle Photo by Andy Katz

Vulnerable Workers Search for Support at Long Island City Forum

At a hearing hosted by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs Tuesday night, cab drivers, domestic workers and other marginalized employees shared their experience with workplace obstacles, including exploitation by abusive employers.

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