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Victoria2017 06-01-2020 08:12 AM

maid wants to travel instead of returning to home country for home leave
 
My maid has almost completed her 2-year contract. When discussing about the contract renewal, she asks if I can allow her to divide her 15-day home leave into two parts- during the first part, she will travel to resort like Thailand beach to enjoy a holiday, and during the second parts which is months later, she will return to home country for family reunion. She says her friends’ employers (who are westerners to my knowledge) allow them to do so.
I wonder if such practice is legal or not. Is there any guidelines set by MOM? Appreciate it if anyone can give me some advice

_dXter 06-01-2020 09:27 AM

https://www.mom.gov.sg/faq/work-perm...overseas-leave

You have to come to terms with your FDW. They are employees not slaves

Victoria2017 06-01-2020 11:42 AM

Do you mean I need to pay the four air tickets for her two overseas journeys? A bit uncomfortable about that, especially considering I’ve paid her salary higher than the market value

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Originally Posted by _dXter (Post 124481625)
https://www.mom.gov.sg/faq/work-perm...overseas-leave

You have to come to terms with your FDW. They are employees not slaves


JAson1980 06-01-2020 01:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Victoria2017 (Post 124483562)
Do you mean I need to pay the four air tickets for her two overseas journeys? A bit uncomfortable about that, especially considering Iíve paid her salary higher than the market value


No ba, i think you are obliged to pay for her tickets home, not for her tickets to holiday.

invigo79 07-01-2020 06:40 PM

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Originally Posted by JAson1980 (Post 124485427)
No ba, i think you are obliged to pay for her tickets home, not for her tickets to holiday.

This is correct. You dont need to pay for her air ticket to Thailand.

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mummy1234 08-01-2020 11:03 AM

Ask her to follow contract, don't spoil her.

mummy1234 08-01-2020 11:05 AM

These maids keep comparing local hirers to expat hirers and expect local hirers to follow expat standards. When locals don't get expat pay.

mummy1234 08-01-2020 11:07 AM

Don't spoil market, must be strict with the maid. If they want expats, let them go and look for expats but if you don't sign transfer letter, they also cannot transfer.

mummy1234 08-01-2020 11:10 AM

I think time for u to look for a new maid.

chickenwingfly 08-01-2020 11:25 AM

Juz curious, f anything happen to her on holiday, will it get employer into trouble?

Cryophoenix 08-01-2020 01:08 PM

Need to be strict, not just with maid, but employees in general.

When I’m the boss, I usually don’t allow my employees to take overseas leave. Only local leave is allowed. Not happy can go find new job. :s12:

Victoria2017 09-01-2020 09:41 AM

That is a valid question. I am also very concerned about it. Will employer be held accountable for hefty medical bills , etc if helper is injured or falls sick during the overseas trip?

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Originally Posted by chickenwingfly (Post 124514206)
Juz curious, f anything happen to her on holiday, will it get employer into trouble?


mummy1234 09-01-2020 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Victoria2017 (Post 124483562)
Do you mean I need to pay the four air tickets for her two overseas journeys? A bit uncomfortable about that, especially considering Iíve paid her salary higher than the market value

No need to, don't be a carrothead. Just follow contract.

mummy1234 09-01-2020 06:53 PM

When 2 year contract up. Maid will always try their luck esp if they know u like her and want her to stay.

mummy1234 09-01-2020 06:54 PM

Sometimes they want to work in other countries, that is why they do this.


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