Easter Holiday OFF?
- 04-15-2011, 10:26 PM #17Registered User
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- May 2009
There is a downloadable guide called The Practical Guide for Employment of Foreign Domestic Helpers and this is a quote from chapter 4 regarding statutory holidays. You will see that all statutory holidays listed must be given to domestic helpers regardless of their length of service (so there is no 3 month waiting period) and if the helper has worked over 3 months she will receive those holidays as paid leave. Easter is not on the list but as it is considered a sacred holiday to my helper (and to my family as well) I feel that giving extra time off is appropriate. I always find that giving more time off, rather than less, is the best way to go. I believe generosity is its own reward and goes a long way in creating a great working relationship. I think that employers who are stingy (not saying anyone here is but I do know a lot of local employers who are) with their helpers are just setting themselves up for trouble.
For both employer and helper
Q4.5 How long should a helper work before he/she can enjoy the statutory
holidays in a year?
A All foreign domestic helpers, irrespective of their length of services, are
entitled to the following 12 statutory holidays in a year –
The first day of January;
Lunar New Year’s Day;
The second day of Lunar New Year;
The third day of Lunar New Year;
Ching Ming Festival;
The first day of May;
Tuen Ng Festival;
The day following the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival;
Chung Yeung Festival;
Chinese Winter Solstice Festival or Christmas Day (at the option of
The first day of July; and
The first day of October.
If the helper has been employed continuously by the employer for three
months preceding any of these holidays, he/she is entitled to the holiday
pay.“Many women have described their experiences of childbirth as being associated with a
spiritual uplifting, the power of which they have never previously been aware …
To such a woman childbirth is a monument of joy within her memory.
She turns to it in thought to seek again an ecstasy which passed too soon.”
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