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I had a domestic once every 2 weeks. Worked more or less 7 hours a day, including her lunch break. I got a message on Monday 14th November that she got a new work and starting the next day. She claims her previous work day wage of R150. Previously she burnt my cloths a carpet with the iron and broke two stainless steel dustbins. I hold back plus minus an amount of R100 for all the damages. Giving her a second chance every time. What do you suggest I do. Giver her the money?. Shouldn’t she give me notice somehow?. Just a thought would be nice.

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I live in Johannesburg.
My domestic worker has been working for me for 15 years (twice a week). We have a contract and UIF is fully paid up to date.
I am a single income earner and financial problems have been creeping up and I am trying to figure things out the fair way.

Hi i have moved to a house thats costing me more than 3x my previous house costed me and i cant afford to keep my domestic worker full time anymore. ..I have found her alternative employment and i would like to know if she’s entitled to severance pay even though i told her that i would call her 2 days a week…if she is entitled to severance pay how much is she entitled to get …i have read the regulations regarding this but she says that the peple at ccma told her that if she’s worked for 5yrs then i must her pay her 1 months salary for every year but i understand that she’s entitled to 1 weeks salary for every 12months worked if her services were terminated and if she hasn’t found another job…please adivise…


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Healthcare professionals worldwide agree that it is in the interest of your child’s health to have him cared for in his own home environment for the first year. The course will equip your domestic worker to care for your baby at home, leaving you with peace of mind to focus on returning back to work.

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12. Family responsibility leave
Domestic workers who have been employed for longer than 4 months and for at least 4 days a week are entitled to take 3 days paid family responsibility leave during each leave cycle in the following circumstances:

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11. Maternity leave
A domestic worker is entitled to up to 4 consecutive months maternity leave. The employer does not have to pay the employee for the period for which she is off work due to her pregnancy. However the employer and employee may agree together that the employee will receive part of her whole wage for the time that she is off. The mother can also claim maternity benefits from UIF for the full four months.

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9. Annual leave
Full time domestic workers are entitled to 3 weeks leave per year. If the employer and employees agree they can take leave as follows: 1 day for every 17 days worked or one hour for every 17 hours worked.
The leave must be given not later than 6 months after completing 12 months of employment with the same employer. The leave may not be given at the same time as sick leave, nor at the same time as a period of notice to terminate work.

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8. Public Holidays
Domestic workers are entitled to all the public holidays in the Public Holidays Act but the they may also agree to other public holidays. Work on a public holiday is voluntary which means a domestic employee may not be forced to work.
The official public holidays are:
New Years day
Human rights day
Good Friday
Family Day
Freedom Day
Employees Day
Youth Day
National Woman’s Day
Heritage Day
Day of Reconciliation
Christmas Day
Day of Goodwill
Where the government declares an official public holiday at any other time then this must be granted. The days can be exchanged for any other day by agreement.
If the employee works on a public holiday he/she must be paid double the normal days wage.