Domestic workers – Help in the home

Domestic workers did not, until recently, receive the benefits and protection of statutory law. Source – You and your rights DOMESTIC WORKERS Help in the home Domestic workers did not, until recently, receive the benefits and protection of statutory law. Legislation governing the wages and working conditions of people in industry and commerce did not apply… Continue Reading

What the law says about annual increases

There is a great deal of confusion about the compulsory increase which domestic workers were entitled to as from the beginning of November last year and which will apply again in November this year. The Saturday Star, January 10, 2004 What the law says about annual increases By: Charlene Clayton There is a great deal… Continue Reading

Domestic servants – guidelines of employment

The do’s and dont’s of employing a domestic servant Domestic servants – guidelines to their employment Notice period and termination of employment In terms of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act, any party to an employment contract must give to the other written notice of termination as follows: ·         One week, if employed for four weeks… Continue Reading

Domestic workers and the law

For many of us, domestic workers are an integral part of our lives. They help us manage our households and raise our children. It’s only fair that they are valued and treated with the respect and professionalism with which we treat other employees. Source:   HER LAW – Making the law work for you by Adv.… Continue Reading

Minimum wages for domestic workers

New minimum wages for domestic workers, applicable from 1/12/2012 below you will find the minimum wage increases for domestic workers with regard to area and remuneration. DOMESTIC WORKER MINIMUM WAGE INCREASES FROM 1 DECEMBER 2012 Wage Tables for the Domestic Worker Sector Table 1 Minimum wages for domestic workers who work more than 27 ordinary hours… Continue Reading

Labour contract

below you will find an example of labour contract for domestic workers, this document was provided by the department of labour. Provided by The Department of Labour WRITTEN PARTICULARS (DOMESTIC WORKER) Given by: _______________________________________ (herein after referred to as “the employer”) Address of employer …………………………………………… …………………………………………… to ______________________________________ (herein after referred to as “the employee”)… Continue Reading

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