It’s been over 3 years since Republic Act (R.A.) , knows as the “Domestic Workers Act” or the “Batas Kasambahay,” was enacted, yet. DoLE said that the Kasambahay Law will entitle household workers to “13th- month pay, five days annual service incentive leave, and a one. When year-old Elpidio delos Reyes (not his real name) agreed to his househelp’s request that she be given Social Security System (SSS).

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When was it signed into law? Implementing Rules and Regulations. If the domestic worker is unjustly dismissed, the domestic worker shall be paid the compensation already earned plus the equivalent of fifteen 15 days work by way of indemnity.

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Placing the kasambahay under debt bondage; and f. If the domestic worker leaves without justifiable reason, any unpaid salary due not exceeding the equivalent fifteen 15 days work shall kasmbahay forfeited. The law mandates the conduct of immediate rescue of abused or exploited kasambahay by the municipal or city social welfare officer or a social welfare officer from DSWD, in coordination with the concerned barangay officials.

Requiring kasambahay to make deposits for loss or damage; e. Monthly minimum wage; b.

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The Department of Labor and Employment DOLE shall develop a model employment contract for domestic workers which shall, at all times, be made available free of charge to domestic workers, employers, representative organizations and the general public. Ellen plays games on her tablet during her break time.

A business executive meanwhile opted to just dismiss his household help rather than pay the fines, penalties and accumulated SSS contributions dating from as far back as Prohibition against privileged information; b.

Batas Kasambahay: A law exploited

Likewise, the employer shall not induce the domestic worker to give up any part of the wages by force, stealth, intimidation, threat or by any other means whatsoever. When did the law become enforceable?

Who pays the cost of hiring a kasambahay? Other municipalities – P1, According to Maia Montenegro, exploitation is still rampant. Right to exercise religious beliefs and cultural practices. Can the employer also terminate the contract at any time? Such privileged information shall be inadmissible in evidence except kasamnahay the suit involves the employer or any member of the household in a crime against persons, property, personal liberty and security, and chastity.

She repeats this cycle in 3 different houses over a span of 6 days, and knows the corners of each room as if they were her own. How can an employer hire a kasambahay?

In addition, PEAs shall have the following responsibilities: When is the effectivity of the iasambahay Convention? Kasambahay Law knocks on Filipino homes Jun 12, – 7: The employer shall at all times provide the kasanbahay with lasambahay copy of the pay slip every pay day containing the amount paid and all deductions made, if any.


Buboy, whose mother has been working for he same family for over 20 years, watches television during his downtime while his employer is away.

Republic Act No. 10361

If the domestic worker leaves without justifiable reason, any unpaid salary due not exceeding the equivalent fifteen 15 days work shall be forfeited. Violation by the kasambahay of the terms and conditions of the employment contract and other standards set forth under the law; f. No, it is not necessary. They shall not be allowed to do hazardous work; and d.

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Is the kasambahay entitled to a weekly rest period? What are the mandatory benefits of the kasambahay?

To find out more, please click this link. What are the entitlements of a kasambahay unjustly dismissed by the employer?