It’s been over 3 years since Republic Act (R.A.) , knows as the “Domestic Workers Act” or the “Batas Kasambahay,” was enacted, yet. DoLE said that the Kasambahay Law will entitle household workers to “13th- month pay, five days annual service incentive leave, and a one. When year-old Elpidio delos Reyes (not his real name) agreed to his househelp’s request that she be given Social Security System (SSS).

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According to Maia Montenegro, exploitation is still rampant.

Employment of children below 15 years of age; b. But it may just be that: However, Section 12 abc and d shall be standard requirements when the employment of the domestic worker is kasammbahay through the PEA. Training is not a requirement for competency assessment.

Batas Kasambahay: A law exploited

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The Visayan Forum Foundation, a civil society organization that advocates for the rights of domestic workers, estimates that ksaambahay 1 million of these household workers are children. Satumba said it is difficult to monitor the working conditions of every domestic helper, especially since they are usually stuck at kasqmbahay and have no other avenues to voice their concerns unless they approach DOLE.

Despite this existing culture of exploitation, Charisma Satumba, director of the Bureau of Workers with Special Concerns of the Department of Labor and Employment DOLEclaims that since the implementation oaw Batas Kasambahay, a lot of domestic workers have benefitted from the law. Secure the best terms and conditions of employment for the kasambahay; c. As for condonation of penalties dating back to to encourage more employers to enroll their helpers under SSS, Sebastian said there have been proposals to condone the 3-percent penalty per month levied on erring employers.


Barangay and police clearance; c. Who determines the weekly rest period of the kasambahay? Right to terminate the employment on justifiable grounds. Speaker of the House of Representatives. But she has never heard of Batas Kasambahay Republic Acta law that took effect on June 4,which protects the rights of a kasambahay domestic worker. She used to work as a domestic helper for an old man who suffered from a stroke inbut was hired by the old man’s niece when he died. 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.

Immediate family members or other occupants of the house who are directly and regularly provided services by the kasambahay. They shall not be allowed to do hazardous work; and d. The domestic worker shall be provided a copy of the kasambhay signed employment contract which must include the following: What is the significance of the passage of the law?

You have successfully updated your account. Under what conditions may the employment of children fifteen 15 but below eighteen 18 years of age be made?


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. Sections of this page. Is the kasambahay entitled to daily rest period? Weekly rest period of 24 uninterrupted hours d. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.

The domestic worker is entitled to a thirteenth month pay as provided for by law.

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Under the Batas Kasambahay, the employer shall provide the domestic worker with a copy of a pay slip indicating the kasambaha paid in cash every pay day and deductions made.

Advances or loans by the domestic worker are not included in the definition of deployment expenses. Right to privacy; e.

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

It also mandated SSS coverage for them. The last legislation passed in Congress was in or nineteen 19 years ago. Placing the kasambahay under debt bondage; and f.

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