(d) Domestic worker or “Kasambahay” refers to any person engaged in . Any employer who has been sentenced by a court of law of any. [text_image img=” ” width=”%”. The law was passed in in a bid to protect the rights of domestic workers, kasambahay, and the like and mandating their employers to provide a number of .

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Because the kasambahay had come from a remote province where midwife delivery was more the norm, she has no birth certificate, one of the requirements for SSS membership.

Hours of work and proportionate additional payment; f.

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Monthly kasambahaay wage; b. The law is a landmark piece of labor and social legislation that recognizes for the first time domestic workers as similar to those in the formal sector.

The law seems little known, however, and was not announced with as much fanfare as the kasambahay law.

It must be emphasized that any unused leaves are neither carried over to the succeeding years nor convertible to cash. Employers are obliged to cover the SSS contribution in full if ksaambahay helper is receiving less than P5, a month, Sebastian said. Violation by the kasambahay of the terms and conditions of the employment contract and other standards set forth under the law; f.

Secure the best terms and conditions of employment for the kasambahay; c. Can the employer require the kasambahay to work beyond 16 hours at any given workday in return for an equivalent hourly rate? If the wage of the kasambabay is P 5, It also mandated SSS coverage for them.


The Visayan Forum Foundation, a civil society organization that advocates for the rights of domestic workers, estimates that around 1 million of these household workers are children. Who are the kasambahay covered by the law? Right to Certificate of Employment; i.

All kasambahay engaged in domestic work, whether on a live-in or live-out arrangement, such as, but not limited to, the following: Immediate family members or other occupants of the house who are directly and regularly provided services by the kasambahay.

What is the significance of the passage of the law? Rest days and allowable leaves; g. PNP aims for more peaceful streets, communities in December 31, Weekly rest period of 24 uninterrupted hours d.

Who are not covered? How is the 13th month pay computed and when is it paid?

Fifteen 15 years old and above. Is there an instance when the pre-employment requirements are mandatory?

INFOGRAPHIC: What you should know about the Kasambahay Law

For the protection of the employer, 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.

Moreover, a domestic worker who has rendered at least one 1 year of service shall be entitled to an annual service incentive leave of five 5 days with pay. We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Is the employer obliged to issue pay slip upon payment of the salary of the kasambahay?

Did the Philippines ratify the Convention and if so, when? The Kasambahay law serves as the country’s compliance mechanism to the International Labor Organization’s ILO Domestic Workers Convention Cwhich “extends the ILO standards to a sector which continues to be poorly regulated and remains largely part of the informal economy.


Employment of children below 15 years of age; b. We reserve the right to exclude comments which are inconsistent with our editorial standards.

Humane sleeping condition; and c. Kasambahay Law Republic Act www. For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us. The Convention takes into force and effect on 05 Septembera year after the deposit of the Philippine instrument of ratification with the ILO on 05 September Can the kasambahay terminate the contract at any time?

Assume joint and solidary liability with the employer for payment of wages, wage-related and other benefits, including monthly contribution for SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-IBIG membership.

jasambahay Under what conditions may the employment of children fifteen 15 but below eighteen 18 years of age be made? When was it signed into law? The law sets out that crimes or offenses committed under the Penal Code and other criminal laws shall be filed with the regular courts.

The aggrieved party may file the appropriate civil or criminal action before the regular courts. A lawyer, E, for instance, coached his kasambahay on how to register as self-employed: What you should know about the Kasambahay Law Published The Philippines chaired the two-year double discussion on the Convention and Recommendation at the Conference Committee on Domestic Work.

Gill following are not covered by the Batas Kasambahay: Neither the domestic worker nor the employer may terminate the contract before the expiration of the term except for grounds kasambxhay by the law. No, it is not necessary.