"Albany Approves No-Fault Divorce and Domestic Workers' Rights" New York Times

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Albany Approves No-Fault Divorce and Domestic Workers’ Rights

By NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS

Published: July 1, 2010

ALBANY — Lawmakers on Thursday crossed two historic thresholds governing the realm of the home, making New York the first state to grant workplace rights to domestic employees and the last to allow some version of no-fault divorce.

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The law on domestic employees was a major victory with sweeping implications for the estimated 200,000 such workers in the New York City area.

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