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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 08 Dec 2010 11:43 pm

Yes, I don't think there's a problem there. The problem is even a free-lancer is supposed to be registered with ACRA and that's the point I trying to make. If they are free-lancing then they should be able to produce their registration number so the "hirer" doesn't run foul of the law. It's similar to renting a room to someone who doesn't have some form of legal residency here. The property owner can get into trouble if they don't ascertain the legality of the renter.

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Postby importantmum2012 » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 4:43 am

All house owners are to pay CPF to their part-time 'maids'/cleaners earning > $50 a month if the cleaner is directly under the house owner. If the cleaner is under a cleaning agency, the agency has to make sure CPF contributions are made. And the maximum fine for using illegal moonlighting maids from Myanmar, Phillipinines, Indonesia or China (pei du mama) is S$80,000 for the offending cleaning 'agency' and up to S$15,000 for the house owner. MOM is intensifying their efforts from Nov 2012 onwards on offending parties deploying such illegal 'maids'. You have been forewarned. Do you wish to be fined up to S$15,000, appear on the front pages of newspapers etc just for paying $10/hr or rather pay more at up to $20/hr, obey the Singapore law and have a good night sleep? It's a literal hell for anyone to be summoned to MOM office for interrogation by MOM investigation officers.

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Postby x9200 » Wed, 14 Nov 2012 6:16 pm

importantmum2012 wrote:All house owners are to pay CPF to their part-time 'maids'/cleaners earning > $50 a month if the cleaner is directly under the house owner.

Directly meaning what?

If the cleaner is under a cleaning agency, the agency has to make sure CPF contributions are made. And the maximum fine for using illegal moonlighting maids from Myanmar, Phillipinines, Indonesia or China (pei du mama) is S$80,000 for the offending cleaning 'agency' and up to S$15,000 for the house owner. MOM is intensifying their efforts from Nov 2012 onwards on offending parties deploying such illegal 'maids'. You have been forewarned. Do you wish to be fined up to S$15,000, appear on the front pages of newspapers etc just for paying $10/hr or rather pay more at up to $20/hr, obey the Singapore law and have a good night sleep? It's a literal hell for anyone to be summoned to MOM office for interrogation by MOM investigation officers.


Surely you sound like coming from an agency.

Your duplicate post in the other thread was removed

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Postby importantmum2012 » Sun, 15 Sep 2013 3:03 am

Just Warning those ignorant house owners who think that employing

- "part-time" filippino, myanmar, Indonesian or China PRC Pei Du Mama are OK

Which in fact is in committing a very serious offence under the Ministry of Manpower.

Pleading 'ignorance' is NOT an excuse if caught. The new MOM regulators have increased the max fine from S$5,000 up to S$80,000. That is an awful lot to cough up from both the employment agency and the house owner invovled.

Is it worth the $10/hr 'part-time maids'? Can those sleep in peace every time the 'part-time' maid steps into your residence, not knowing what incident may happen? Eg. Accident, neighbour report, police case?

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Postby importantmum2012 » Sun, 15 Sep 2013 4:32 am

whoisit wrote:Going back to the OP's question.. We were looking for a part time maid and we went with one of the companies in SMS' lists called Jia Jia cleaning. In my opinion going with a company gives you less headaches.



If you look at Jia Jia cleaning services website closely, you will note that they seem to have 'part-time' maids from other countries. Especially the testimonials.

Ask them are the 'maids' directly under their cleaning company, and have the proper Work Permit to work for them, eg. directly under their payroll?

If they DO NOT REPLY / KEEP SILENT,
If they cannot produce work permit specifically stating to work only for Jia Jia cleaning, then AVOID LIKE THE PLAGUE AND GET THE HELL OUT.

If they claim to be domestic helpers working part-time, that is serious RED FLAG and TOTAL BULLSHIT, to fool unsuspecting clients. No full-time maid can WORK IN OTHER PLACES besides her official employer's residence ONLY. GET THE HELL OUT AS WELL.


If employing a foreigner coming into your house, DEMAND to see the WORK PERMIT STATING she is employed under in this case JIA JIA CLEANING.

IF she is NOT able to do that, she's illegal, and if MOM officers happen to pass by, or neighbours report, you will be in SOME VERY SERIOUS TROUBLE with the SINGAPORE LAW and COURT. Ignorance is NOT an excuse. Up to S$15,000 fine could be meted out to the house owner.

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Postby Hannieroo » Sun, 15 Sep 2013 3:42 pm

I am so using concerned netizen from now on.


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