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In some cities, domestic workers are entitled to contracts. Many never get one.

Sep 25, 2023
In Chicago and other cities, contracts outlining pay and scheduling are mandated for domestic workers. Why won’t some employers sign them?
House cleaner Magdalena Mrowca loads her vacuum into her car. A Chicago ordinance requires written contracts for such workers, which is meant to protect them and professionalize a devalued industry, advocates say.
Esther Yoon-Ji Kang/WBEZ

Do employers need to keep track of sick workers?

Jun 22, 2020
Like so many things about the coronavirus, it depends.
A server wearing protective gear at work in a Maryland restaurant.
Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images

States expand bans on asking job applicants for salary history

Aug 1, 2019
The question can perpetuate long-standing pay disparities among women and racial and ethnic groups.
A job seeker fills out an application at a career fair in midtown Manhattan, New York City.
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