Domestic Workers have for a long time been known as a lady who works in the homes of the upper class people, thus the term domestic worker
If you employ a domestic worker then it is critical to have a domestic worker contract. A Domestic Worker Contract is an agreement between the Employer and the Employee (Domestic Worker)
Why do I need a Domestic Worker Contract?
Having a domestic worker contract can save you a lot of time and money if any disagreements should arise with your domestic worker.
A domestic worker’s contract of employment may not be terminated unless a valid and fair reason exists and a fair procedure is followed
It is vital to include the following in a domestic worker contract:
- Clearly define hours and days of work
- Specify the rate of pay
- Specify the rate of overtime
- leave days, sick leave, family responsiblity leave, public holidays
- Specify maternity leave (paid or unpaid) – entilted to 4 months
You must supply your domestic worker with a full job description included in their Domestic Worker Contract – as detailed as possible (in a hearing a person can always claim ignorance of their duties if not clearly stipulated)
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