OF DOMESTIC WORKERS
Since 1 November 2002 there has
been a compulsory minimum wage for all domestic workers in South
Africa, including those working less than 24 hours a month for
Do you know that from 1
December 2008 a new minimum Wage Determination came into effect?
Do you know how to calculate it
correctly for your specific circumstances?
Do you know that it is
compulsory to give a newly employed domestic worker written
particulars of employment, to issue a payslip with each wage
payment, to provide a certificate of service on termination of
employment, and to keep an official summary of the minimum
standards of employment for domestic workers at the workplace?
Do you know that if an employer
fails to terminate an employment agreement for a fair reason and
according to a fair procedure, they can be ordered to pay an
amount equivalent to up to 12 months of domestic worker’s salary
Do you know how to place a
newly employed domestic worker on probation in order to assess
their work performance before confirming the appointment?
The latest updated version of
our popular booklet YOU,
LAWS (R49,00) tells you all
the law you need to know about domestic worker employment and
includes specimen copies of all necessary legal documents,
including a written contract.