is there any labour law for part time helpers?

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is there any labour law for part time helpers?

Post by happy mum » Mon, 14 Sep 2009 9:19 pm

I want to get rid of my part time helper for some reasons but i was told that there are labour laws even for part time maids?help!!!

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 15 Sep 2009 3:03 pm

How are you employing her? Personal written contract, through some agency or what?
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Post by happy mum » Thu, 17 Sep 2009 9:43 pm

its from an agency,but i have asked her is she signed any documents from the agency but she said nothing?thanks

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Post by brittanny » Fri, 18 Sep 2009 10:46 am

the sg employment act shall not apply to domestic helpers, i.e. it only protects local and foreign employees except managerial, executive and confidential employees, domestic workers, seamen and government employees

a quick reference to the mom's press publication 010109 will also indicate to u that this exclusion still stands :
http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/etc/media ... e%20EA.pdf

however i have to say that employment law is not really my area, and i'm not sure whether the Employment (Part-Time Employees) Regulations 1996 applies. i can't find an online copy of it for reference n it is only available for purchase
my gut feel says that it does not

take a look at your contract with the agency again. there should b a termination clause provision

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Post by batgirl_cdn » Fri, 18 Sep 2009 2:33 pm

Well, I heard that some maids are sent out to do cleaning work but they have no papers with the agency (are looking to be placed live-in with a family) and they often don't see any of the money either.

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