WHY DO I NEED A DOMESTIC WORKER CONTRACT?

The appointment of a domestic worker whether in the capacity of housekeeper, gardener or au pair should be treated and regulated like any other business relationship. A degree of regulation is essential for this type of relationship as your domestic worker will take on significant responsibility when looking after your home and possibly your children.

As with any contractual arrangement, it’s best to clarify the rights and responsibilities of the parties in a written employment contract to avoid misunderstandings and disputes which can so easily arise in verbal arrangements.

In cases of dispute or poor performance, you’ll want to refer to a clear, written document to guide the parties instead of taking your chances in the CCMA or Labour Court with no agreement to rely on. Entering into an employment contract will ensure better protection for the employer and employee.

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HOW SIMPLE IS IT TO DRAFT A CONTRACT?

Despite the overwhelming advantages and necessity of entering into a written domestic worker contract, people neglect to do so because: 

  • they do not want to approach a lawyer to draft the contract as it is expensive and time consuming
  • they do not trust the templates that appear on the internet which may be incomplete or outdated.

 

WE HAVE THE SOLUTION!

We have created a solution that will address all the above concerns, making it easy to protect yourself and your domestic worker.

By using our online software, you can create your own specifically tailored, domestic worker contract which:

  • is easy to use and complete
  • can be completed in minutes with immediate access to the customised contract
  • is exceptionally affordable and available at a fraction of the cost of engaging an attorney
  • is prepared by qualified attorneys in accordance with the latest laws and regulations.

While the contract is customisable for your particular requirements, should you need further assistance, you may contact one of our attorneys directly.

WHAT WILL A DOMESTIC WORKER CONTRACT COVER? 

A well drafted domestic worker contract will cover the following: 

  • define the employee’s roles and duties to ensure that his/her roles and duties are fulfilled
  • place of the employee’s work
  • the period of employment
  • their hours and days of work
  • the employee’s hourly/monthly wage/salary and how often they will be paid
  • the requirement for overtime and the applicable rate
  • the deductions that may be taken from salary/wages
  • the entitlement to leave (especially during festive periods)
  • the provision of accommodation or a vehicle/travelling allowance
  • conditions under which the employee may be terminated.

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(Pay a once off fee of R 195.00)