Batas Kasambahay (RA No. ). AN ACT INSTITUTING POLICIES FOR THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF DOMESTIC WORKERS. Visit the Official. Batas Kasambahay Law. 1. Republic Act No. S; 2. BACKGROUND 1. What is Republic Act No. ? 2. When was it signed into law?. It’s been over 3 years since Republic Act (R.A.) , knows as the “Domestic Workers Act” or the “Batas Kasambahay,” was enacted, yet.

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Certificate of employment, if any b. This campaign uses social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to form a community of domestic workers both locally and abroad.

Worldwide, there are currently at least sixty-seven 67 million domestic workers, excluding children doing the same tasks. The primary challenge however, is for the Government to make sure that the employers abide by the law.

The employer and the Kasambahay shall agree in writing on the schedule of the weekly rest day but the preference of the Kasambahay, when based on religious grounds, shall be respected. Then comes the issue on leaves. Nonetheless, the most effective way to implement this law is to safeguard full consciousness of the country, and not just the concerned entities.

Payment of wages shall be made on time directly to the domestic worker to whom they are due in cash at least once a month. Cainglet, Revisiting Republic Act No. At no instance shall the employer withdraw or hold in abeyance the provision of these basic necessities as punishment or disciplinary action to the domestic worker.

Domestic workers law: Q and A on the batas kasambahay (Domestic workers law)

Fairness and effectiveness of the administrative penalties set for employers who fail to abide by the provisions of Batas Kasambahay. Discussed in this book are rules on labor-only contracting, right to control, supervision, registration, licensing, payment of wages, contracting in construction industry, security service, among others.


Nationwide caravans, seminars, trainings, and campaigns should be instigated to broaden the level of awareness of the domestic workers and their employers.

It shall be unlawful for the original employer to charge any amount from the said household where the service of the domestic bataa was temporarily performed.

Based from their interview, one of them receives less than PhP 2, a month for rendering household work and as a nurse at the same time. The domestic worker and the employer may agree on the following:. Purchase the HR Bundle for only Baats, Minimum age of domestic workers 3. If the domestic worker leaves without justifiable reason, any unpaid kasambbahay due not exceeding the equivalent 15 days work shall be forfeited. However, if the domestic worker is receiving a wage of P5, and above per month, the domestic worker shall pay the proportionate share in the premium payments or contributions, as provided by law.

These are some of the perplexing questions that a typical HR practitioner encounters in his work. In addition, such work performed outside the household shall entitle the domestic worker to an additional payment of not less than the existing minimum wage rate of kasakbahay domestic worker. Neither the domestic worker nor the employer may terminate the contract before the expiration of the term except on reasons allowed by law. The domestic worker shall be provided a copy of the duly signed employment contract which must kasambagay the following:.

Log In Sign Up. Upon hire, the employment contract should be drafted in a language which both the employer and the worker understand. The employer, unless allowed by the domestic worker through a written consent, shall make no deductions from the wages other than that which is mandated by law.


To rectify this issue, the country addressed some recommendations in the Global Kasmabahay Index.

The code will be scrutinized in court once a case has been filed and presented in evidence. Slaves were defined as people who are subjected to forced labor, debt bondage, trafficking, sexual exploitation for money, and forced to marriage.

The domestic worker shall be entitled to kasambahy other benefits under existing laws.

While the law states kassambahay provisions protecting the rights of the domestic workers specifically with regard to their employment contract, compensation, privileges, benefits, kasajbahay of tenure, and humane treatment, there are stipulations in the law which may be a cause of confusion and misperception on the end of bbatas worker.

All communication and information pertaining to the employer or members of the household shall be treated as privileged and confidential, and shall not be publicly disclosed by the domestic worker during and after employment. Shipping is free as well. Waiving a particular rest day in return for an equivalent daily rate of pay. Retrieved May 23,from International Labor Organization, website: Companies are not required to pay 14th, 15th month pay, and so forth, unless they are stipulated already in the CBA or any contract for that matter.

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This by far has offered strong protection and more benefits for covered workers. How to Design and formulate Company Code of Discipline is another guidebook for HR Practitioners to help them establish important aspects of organization.

How about 14th and 15th month pay, should the company pay them also?

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