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A Public Advocate for New York’s Home Care Workers: A New Role to Strengthen the Workforce

Brief
April 1, 2016

This brief argues for the creation of a public advocate program in New York State that would help home care workers negotiate the array of new laws and regulations from recent years. The authors explain those new labor laws and provide a general overview of New York State’s home care workforce.

Key Takeaways

Home care workers struggle with complex new rules, laws and regulations that have come into effect over the last five years.
PHI proposes creating a position for a public advocate for home care workers.
A public advocate position would provide assistance on a range of matters important to home care aides.
 
Contributing Authors
Carol Rodat
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