Domestic workers play a critical role in the Illinois economy, working to ensure the health and prosperity of Illinois families and freeing others to participate in the workforce. Despite the value of their work, domestic workers have historically been excluded from the protections under state law extended to workers in other industries. This has led to a workforce, predominantly composed of women supporting their own families, that is isolated and vulnerable.
The Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights will correct these past failings. Provisions include:

· the right to be paid no less than the minimum wage
· the right to be paid for all work hours
· the right to at least one day off a week
· the right to meal and rest periods
· the right to paid time off