This unit will be about: Domestic Helpers and how they are treated
Whats with Domestic Helpers?
What is it about?
Domestic Helpers are being treated badly because of low salary, bad quality in work, and many more. Erwiana, is one of a case study, it is about how she was being tortured and beaten up by her employer everytime she does something wrong. This is very wrong as even though she is doing a bad job, she might not have any improvment as of the bad working conditions she is in.
What are the consequences?
Treating a Helper disrespectfuly is very of course. But the problem here is that they work for you, you pay them food allowance, you give them salary, amd you have a contract with them. Amd in laws, you can't break the contract. There will of course be imprisonment. Maximum shall be a lifetime. And there will be fines more than $8,000.
Payment for a Domestic Helper
You should pay a domestic helper a salary that is no less than the Minimum Wage announced by the Government and at the date of signing the employment contract for employing a domestic helper. The Minimum is currently set at HK$4,110 per month.
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Even though Domestic Helpers are being paid, they don't get their money's worth. They have been abused by the Legislative Council. Domestic Helpers also bond too much with their employer's children since Helpers work full time with them. Studies shown that many Helpers know more about the children they are working for than the moms and dads.