DOMESTIC BASIC WORKING CONDITIONS
◆ DOMESTIC workers employed in metropolitan areas working 27-plus hours/week must be paid R13.05 per hour or R2545. 22 per month for a 45-hour week.
◆ Those employed in smaller towns for 27+ hours/week must be paid R11.89/ hour or approximately R2 317.75 per month for a 45-hour week.
◆ They should work no more than 45 hours a week, and should not work more than nine hours a day if they work a five-day week.
◆ No employee should work more than 15 hours a week overtime, or more than three hours overtime on any given day. ◆ Domestic workers should by law receive double pay for Sundays or public holidays.
◆ Employers whose workers live on the property may deduct 10% of their salary for accommodation.
◆ Domestic workers may take up to 6 weeks of sick leave on full pay in a three-year period
◆ In the first six months, they are entitled to one day’s paid sick leave for every 26 days worked.
◆ Employers may insist on proof of illness (medical certificate) before paying for sick leave.
◆ Fees that are paid for medical treatment by an employer may be deducted from the workers’ pay.