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Part Time Maid - Hidden Costs?

Postby februus » Tue, 01 Jun 2010 5:14 pm

I was wondering, when you hire a part time maid through an agency, are there any hidden costs to be aware of?

I was thinking of the following:

Who pays income tax/CPF if any?
What happens in the case of an accident in my home - do I need any kind of insurance?

Couldn't see this anywhere else and wanted to know before contacting agencies...

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 01 Jun 2010 6:30 pm

If you are hiring a part-time maid from an agency, then you pay the agency a set amount/hour normally. The agency pays the help as she is on their payroll. You don't have to pay anything other than the agency's invoice for the number of hours worked.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 1:29 am

In this case it is like with any other service provider: replace "part time maid" with "cleaning services". You are not an employer (as per legal employment terms) of such maid, you are just her client/customer. You do not need to take care about CPF etc. when you request aircon service or a new shirt from a tailor. The agency is either dealing with logistics only or they are the true employers of the maids in some cases, then you are a client of the agency and still not the employer.

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Postby maddogdude » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 2:37 pm

I need a part time maid as well, any reliable source you guys could recommend?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 08 Sep 2011 4:53 pm

You can try the companies listed on my links page below. Beware of loan approaches via this site by maids themselves. Anybody offering to be a parttime maid directly, be sure to check for an NRIC and not a work permit. No work permit holder is allowed to work anywhere except in the employer's residence (they can't even work in the employers store or a relatives house). If you are caught employing an illegal worker you and her will be deported. Not good.

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Postby grandmamalove » Sun, 11 Sep 2011 9:47 pm

Is there such thing as freelancers here?

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Postby nakatago » Sun, 11 Sep 2011 10:28 pm

grandmamalove wrote:Is there such thing as freelancers here?


PRs and citizens.

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Postby ksl » Mon, 12 Sep 2011 3:31 pm

grandmamalove wrote:Is there such thing as freelancers here?
Hey grandmamalove are you freelancing :P :lol: You little rascal you! (Figure of speach)


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