BROOKLYN - With a new law promising protections for nannies, many caregivers are opening up about being overworked and taken advantage of by their employers.

One local nanny says that without them, the city wouldn't function because they allow employers to go into work every day while they support their families. In return, most say all they want is respect, but that it has escaped domestic workers for years.

Author Nandi Keyi worked as a nanny while attending Medgar Evers College and turned her personal experiences into a novel called "The True Nanny Diaries." She says the majority of nannies are undocumented, leaving them vulnerable.

In Part 2 of the special report tomorrow, News 12 Brooklyn will take a closer look at the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, signed by former Gov. David Paterson (D-N.Y.).