A domestic worker can fulfil many roles, such as: a gardener, driver or person who looks after children, the aged, sick, frail or disabled in a private household, but farm workers are excluded from this definition.
Do you comply to the Basic Conditions of Employment Act: Sectorial Determination 7?
- The present minimum wage reached equalisation with the national minimum wage which is R23.19 for each ordinary hour worked. This change took effect on 1 March 2022 and represents an increase of 6.9% from the minimum wage set in 2021. (Based on a 45-hour week, a monthly average salary will be R 4518.57 per month). The minimum wage for domestic workers is not only valid for domestic workers whose duties include cleaning houses, but also for gardeners, drivers, childcare workers, and those caring for the elderly, sick, frail, or disabled people in private households.
- Are your Domestic Workers registered for UIF and Workman’s Compensation (This is a legislative requirement)?
- Do you have an employment contract with your employee/s. (Leave no open-ended interpretations to what the agreement between you and your employee/s are – have an agreement aligned to the specific Sectoral Determination.)
- Have you conducted verification checks on you employees e.g., reference, criminal record, driver’s license, credit, and other? The verification proses reviews an individual to identify any potential threats or risks that may not be visible without further exploration. To give you a better understanding of the person you are dealing with to assess and make a well-informed decision based on factual and unbiased results.
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