Yes, they are. Hiring a Sri Lankan Maid can sometimes be a daunting task, especially for Singaporeans who have never done this before. The Ministry of Manpower in Singapore has tried to facilitate the employment of foreign domestic workers through a number of guidelines. This has made it easier even for the first-time employers to find a good Sri Lankan maid in Singapore without the hassle that may often come with such a process.
No, this is not possible. According to the guidelines of the Ministry of Manpower, an FDW can only work as a domestic worker. She should not engage in any other type of employment even in her rest days. It’s also illegal to have an FDW work for another employer. The domestic workers must offer their services only to the person who hired them in the first place. There’s no exception to this rule.
It’s mandatory to have at least one rest day per week for the FDW. If you want the Sri Lankan maid to work on their rest days, this should be based on a mutual agreement. A full day’s salary must be compensated on top of the monthly salary for the rest day worked.
Preferably once a month. Guidelines from the Ministry of Manpower mandate that all FDWs must be paid not later than seven days since the last day of her salary period. For example, if the salary period for your FDW is between 1st April and 31st April, she must receive her dues latest on May 7th.
It’s mandatory to pay your FDW the full salary as agreed. All other medical, accommodation, and food expenses should be paid from your own pocket. You must never deduct the FDW’s salary for any broken utensils at home. You should never deduct the FDW’s salary as penalty for non performance. She must get her pay in full.
As an employer, there are a few important responsibilities that you must fulfill for your Sri Lankan maid:
When employment ends for the FDW, it’s your job as an employer to organize for her return to the country of origin. You will also be required to take care of the plane ticket back.
General Fees Guide:
|Agency Fee for a New Sri Lankan Maids||$888.00|
|Agency Fee for an Experienced Sri Lankan Maids||$988.00|
|Work Permit Application 1st Medical Checkup and X-ray Sri Lanka EC Processing Transportation E-Issue to MOM||$30 $60 $200 $80 $30|
|Settling-in Program (SIP)||$75 for New; $0 for Experienced|
|Replacement – 6 months (Excluding Sri Lanka EC Processing, SIP, and Insurance & BG)||UNLIMITED ($400 Processing for Each Replacement)|
|Accident and Hospitalization Insurance Plus Banker's Guarantee of $5,000 (Non-Transferable)||$246.10|
|Optional – Indemnity Insurance Excess $250||$53.50|
|TOTAL FEE FOR NEW Sri Lankan Maid||$1,662.60|
|TOTAL FEE FOR EXPERIENCED Sri Lankan Maid||$1,687.60|
*Fees for Transfer Sri Lankan Maid
|Work Permit Application||$30|
|E-Issue to MOM||$30|
|Replacement – 6 months (Excluding SIP and Insurance and BG)||UNLIMITED ($60 Processing Fee per Replacement)|
|Accident and Hospitalization Plus Banker's Guarantee of $5,000 (Non-Transferable)||$246.10|
|Optional – Indemnity Insurance Excess $250||$533.50|
|TOTAL FEE FOR TRANSFER Sri Lankan Maid||$1,857.60|
* Above fees and price is a general guide. Each maid agency fees and charges are different.