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Greenhouse Agency Ltd. It’s 10 or so years since NYC passed The Domestic/Household Bill of Rights. Essentially, this bill made Domestic Workers Non-Exempt workers. The Department of Labor considers All Workers as non-exempt. From the CEO, to Assistants, to Delivery Drivers, to Cooks, to Nurses and yes Domestic/Household Workers too.


All non-exempt workers have the same rights. This includes O/T, minimum wage, Benefits, Vacation, Family Leave and more. Running a Domestic/Household Staffing Firm for 35+ years, I have to say the NYC Domestic Workers Bill is doing what it was meant to do. It has absolutely changed the many unfair and illegal, Domestic Working Situations.

It took a few years for the Employers to catch on, but that has changed. We’re seeing that Employers WANT to do the right thing and do things according to Law. We’re seeing O/T payed. Vacations of at least 1 week for the first year. We see Employers truly work hard on obtaining Health Insurance for their workers. I think it’s always important to realize it’s not that easy for the Employer.

Many understand the Corporate Environment, but not how to bring Corporate Policy into their homes? Many are accustomed to a Human Resources or HR team handling the hiring of a new Employee. Ie; Setting up a Payroll System or putting a Health Benefits Plan together. Employers today, are having Employment Agreements signed.

This is good for every one. Salary, O/T, Schedule, Vacation all spelled out nicely. No hassles or arguments in the future. Nevertheless, the Employers who do have difficulties with setting things up the right way, are finding ways. Then friends tell friends.

We at Greenhouse are always advising and helping out with both Employee & Employer issues. I have one question to ask: Why has it taken so long for other states and the US Department of Labor so long to begin addressing this “going on for ever unfairness?” NYC? 10 years ago???? By: Glenn Scott Greenhouse

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Glenn Greenhouse
Glenn began in the “family business” more than 30 years ago, by coming to work for his Father, Martin Greenhouse. He often recounts how nervous he was, when at 19 years old his Father forced him to pick up the phone and speak with David Suskind. This was to be the first of dozens of phone calls and meetings to come for Glenn……with Celebrity Clientele. Glenn considers himself very fortunate to have spent his life working at a job he truly loves and as he puts it: “earn a comfortable living at the same time.”
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