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Helpers need to go back to their home country for good after 6 years?

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    that's a silly reason. the helper's will still be contracted. unless they break the contract and then re-sign at the legal minimum wage for hk folk.... which also would mean that the helper could live out and the employer is not responsible for those expenses nor for the food allowance

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    Didn't anyone read the links on my post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HK2008 View Post
    That was exactly what I thought too, NewDad. I googled it before posting this thread and got nothing of the sort. I kept reassuring my helper about that to no avail. She's happily working with us and is not ready to go back home yet.

    I'll ask her to check with her friends again this weekend just to get more facts hopefully.
    Please, I cannot emphasis enough, do NOT go by "my friends said" or most advice given by helpers' friends. I was given enough BS when I first arrived by well-meaning but totally wrong friends of my helper. This ranged from her being able to work while her visa was being processed, to her being able to live out without any issue, to being able to extend visitors' visas with no problem. The visa advice almost led to us breaking the law and certainly delayed her getting her visa. Check everything with immigration!

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    yes, i agree... one of our helpers is extremely gullible. he comes back home sometimes with the strangest notions.... we are constantly having to correct his misinformation.

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    There are helpers who have worked in HK for decades.
    I don't think this is a problem. But if you're unsure, call Immigration instead of trusting stuff from strangers on a website.

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    I also don't believe it. Now that I've googled and checked with this site & no one seems to have heard of it, I'll simply forget about it as I mentioned already, no matter what happens, I'll continue to employ my helper.
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