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◆ 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.

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