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What You Must Know About Employing a Domestic Worker

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ISBN13: 9780958454032
ISBN: 0958454035
Published: July 2005
Publisher: Siber Ink CC
Format: Paperback
Price: POA

On 1 September 2002, a new sectoral determination was issued by the Minister of Labour to cover all domestic workers. For the first time, minimum wages have been introduced into this sector, which is defined to include gardeners, child minders and drivers in private households. Every employer of a domestic worker must comply with the minimum conditions established by the sectoral determination, and keep proper records of wages paid and other employment details.;This title sets out fully, authoritatively and in plain language what the laws are pertaining to the employment of domestic or private workers. It forms a useful source of reference for both employers and workers in the domestic service sector, to enable them to understand their respective rights and obligations. The title includes a sample contract, the Sectoral Determination (which every employer is by law required to have on the premises and available to employees); Union and Department of Labour contact addresses; and other essential information for every household.

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Which laws apply, and how does the legal system work?; what is a domestic worker?; wages
particulars of employment; hours of work; leave; termination of employment; unfair dismissal; other relevant legislation; general matters; enforcing the sectoral determination. Appendices: Frequently asked questions; standard form letter of appointment for a domestic worker; code of good practice: unfair dismissal; payslip; certificate of Service; sectoral determination - domestic worker sector; addresses and contact details.