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Latest Update For Employers 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 their employers.

Did you know that from 1 December 2015 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 in compensation?

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, YOUR DOMESTIC WORKER AND THE NEW LAWS 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.

Bernard has published the guide book You, Your Domestic Worker & The New Laws which 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.

This handy guide book is avalible FREE of charge including postage & packaging.

How to order

Simply email your full name, contact number and postal address to bernard@capelabour.co.za. Alternatively, call us on 021-423-3959 and we will process your order.

You, Your Domestic Worker & The New Laws

Bernard has published the guide book You, Your Domestic Worker & The New Laws which 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.

This handy guide book is avalible FREE of charge including postage & packaging.

How to order

Simply email your full name, contact number and postal address to bernard@capelabour.co.za. Alternatively, call us on 021-423-3959 and we will process your order.