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Done New Brazil law shores up domestic workers’ rights New Brazil law shores up domestic workers’ rights; opens door to employer fines 2 hours ago Content preferences Done RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A new law in Brazil provides fines against employers who fail to legally register their domestic workers. The legislation is part of efforts to provide basic labor protections to Brazil’s estimated 6 million domestic workers. Maids, nannies, cooks, gardeners and caretakers were long excluded from the South American nation’s stringent labor laws, which are similar to labor codes in some European countries. The law that went into effect on Thursday is aimed at shoring up last year’s so-called “Domestic Workers’ Law,” which capped the workweek at 44 hours.
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Join the conversation on our Facebook page! Like us and tell us what stories matter to you. (AP) – A law signed Thursday by President Barack Obama aims to alleviate delays many veterans have faced in getting treatment at Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics and end the widespread practice of covering up long wait times for appointments.
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