Cases – National Origin / Immigration

Employment Laws Protect Live-In Domestic Workers

More than a million and a half domestic workers labor in U.S. households. Many have limited English skills and aren’t aware of employment laws designed to protect them.

Like many domestic workers, Vilma Serralta lived in her employer’s home. For four years, the 71-year old immigrant from El Salvador labored 80 hours a week as a live-in housekeeper and nanny in the Atherton home of Silicon Valley entrepreneur Sakhawat Khan and his wife Roomy, a private investor.

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