Terminating my helper’s contract. Should I transfer or send her home?
Some things to consider before you make your final decision:
1. Think through your reason(s) for termination of your helper’s contract. Should your family still require a helper, is there any possibility of continuing with the current employment? If yes, why or why not?
2. Confirm that you will be terminating your helper’s contract.
3. Understand the costs of hiring a new helper at this point in time, should you require a helper.
4. Mutually agree on how..
Can my Maid go out for off day during Singapore’s Phase 2?
Even as we enter into Phase 2 Heightened Alert (HA) with regards to the Covid-19 situation in Singapore, your Maid is still allowed to go out on her rest day. Nonetheless, it is strongly recommended that Employers discuss the ongoing situation with their Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) to reach a consensus to stay home during this Heightent Alert period. Any of the 4 off days not taken must be compensated base on the per day salary computation (basic salary / 26 days).
6 Important Questions about Maid Insurance
1. Do I need to buy medical insurance for my helper?
The answer is YES: You need to buy medical and personal accident insurance for your helper.
This is by law in Singapore, and this Maid Insurance policy has to be in effect before your helper arrives in Singapore, as part of your medical obligations to her.
Likewise, if she is a transfer helper, the policy has to be purchased and in effect before she is deployed to your house to work.
Please note that as an employer, you must not pass on the cost of purchas..
Do You Allow Your Maid To Keep Her Handphone?
While Mobile Phones help many helpers to keep connected to our families and loved ones, the misuse of it can be worrying. From over-usage to taking photos and videos within employer’s residential premise, here are 6 possible ways to deal with the issue at hand: mobile phone usage.
1. Mutually agree on a reasonable time for phone usage
Some helpers may need to call their families daily, for example if they do have young kids back in their home country. Other helpers are perfectly fine with an arrangement to call their families ..
To ensure that your maid gets enough mental and physical rest, MOM recommends that you should allow her to have one regular rest day per week.
However if your maid expressly agrees to work on her rest days, you as an employer must compensate her with at least one day’s salary.
Many employers ask, how do I calculate one day’s salary for compensation-in-lieu of working on her rest day? Simply divide your helper’s monthly basic salary by 26 days and that is the per day salary that has to be compensated to her.
Should your maid choose to take rest..
The above are essential questions to be answered before hiring a maid in our current times!
Previously, the Government of Singapore bore all COVID-19 medical bills for helpers unless they left Singapore from 27 Mar 2020 (despite the prevailing travel advisory then).
Since 1 January 2021, the ruling has changed.
Depending on the period of which your helper contracts COVID-19, the following applies:
1. From 1 January 2021 onwards, if your maid develops COVID-19 symptoms or contracts COVID-19 during her Stay home notice (SHN) period, the Government of Singapore ..
Maid Agencies in Singapore are not considered essential services. Thus, a common question surface amongst many employers who have engaged their services during circuit breaker: are maid agencies open during circuit breaker? The answer is Yes. Even though maid agencies are not considered essential services and hence their stores have to be closed during this circuit breaker, maid agencies are still allowed to operate and work from home to serve the everyday needs of their current portfolio of employers and foreign domestic workers (FDWs).
An Indonesian maid, Kusrini Caslan Arja, 37, who has pleaded guilty to ill-treating a bedridden boy was sentenced to 4 months' jail term instead of the prosecution's call earlier for the maid to be jailed for 18 months. According to District Judge Low Wee Ping, the prosecution's sentencing proposal was "manifestly excessive" as the maid had no ill intention of harming the child unlike other cases of child abuse which had wilful intent.
On 23rd of November 2016, while Kusrini was performing her duty to remove phleg..