Increase Minimum Wage Domestic Helper Hong Kong

Don’t get yourself in trouble. What does the salary increase for domestic helpers mean for you?

After months of lobbying, the government has decided to raise the minimum wage for foreign domestic helpers by HK$100. Regardless or whether or not you are happy with this, read further to find out what implications there are for you.

Helpers already hired

For employers who have signed contracts on or before the 30th of September 2015, nothing changes. You can follow the previous…

The 7 Most Awesome Movie Nannies

Why do nanny movies make you instantly smile?

 

No matter how much you enjoy the independence and liberation of being grown-up, chances are that memories of being taken care of as a kid can make you feel all warm and fuzzy. And while you probably have your awesome parents to thank for all the wonderful childhood memories, there may also be a third person who merits some credit and appreciation—your nanny!

Doesn’t matter if you referred to them as “nanny” or “domestic…

Should I give my new helper statutory holidays?

When you hire a helper, you also suddenly become an employer. The Hong Kong guidelines about helper statutory holidays can be very confusing and vague. Here is a quick insight into what to do.

Your new helper has just started and a statutory holiday is approaching. Some employers think their helper is not entitled to this, but is this really the case?

Law

The Hong Kong labor law answers this question. All Hong Kong domestic helpers are entitled to the 12 statutory days off annually.…

Seen on Sunday: Migrants Health Matters

Sharing health-related matters was the central message at the Migrants Health Matters event.

A volunteer is asking a domestic helper what HIV stands for: A. Human Infection Virus B. Human Immunodeficiency Virus. The Indonesian women looks confused and asks, rather than answers, A? The volunteer looks at her and asks: “are you sure?” The Indonesian helper looks at her friend, who is equally confused, and shrugs her shoulders. The volunteer sighs, shortly explains that…

3 Ways to Help Your New Helper Settle In

Take some time to help your new helper settle in

Settling into a new job can be tricky. This is especially the case if your helper is living far away from home. Moving in with their new employers, while at the same time settling into your their new job can be daunting. Make the transition easier for your new helper by taking some time to help your new helper settle in. They’ll be happier and work harder, and everyone is a winner. Here are a few quick tips for helping your new domestic…