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Effort informs of domestic workers' rights

The multilingual campaign hopes to reach workers and employers

By Sarah Zoellick

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 14, 2014

~~<p>Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill into law last year that protects domestic workers under the state's labor and civil rights laws. And now state agencies, community advocates and service providers are launching a multilingual public education campaign to spread the word.</p>
<p>&quot;These workers deserve to be treated with the same dignity as any other worker in our state, and now our laws include rather than exclude them,&quot; Dwight Takamine, director of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, said Tuesday at the state Capitol. &quot;But we realize that legal protections lose their meaning if workers and employers don't know their rights and responsibilities.&quot;</p>
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill into law last year that protects domestic workers under the state's labor and civil rights laws. And now state agencies, community advocates and service providers are launching a multilingual public education campaign to spread the word.

"These workers deserve to be treated with the same dignity as any other worker in our state, and now our laws include rather than exclude them," Dwight Takamine, director of the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, said Tuesday at the state Capitol. "But we realize that legal protections lose their meaning if workers and employers don't know their rights and responsibilities." Login for more...



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