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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Council Member I. Daneek Miller (pink shirt) and Council Speaker Corey Johnson (blue tie) participate in a prayer at the Islamic Circle of North America in Jamaica. // Photo courtesy of I. Daneek Miller

As Hate Crimes Surge, Miller Announces $250K to Support Muslim Community

Last Friday, Council Member I. Daneek Miller joined Council Speaker Corey Johnson to announce a $250,000 commitment to local Muslim organizations, in conjunction with the New York Immigration Coalition.

The money is part of the city’s commitment to establishing a Muslim Empowerment Initiative.  

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