Can I hire a part-time maid to do my housework

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Oct 29, 2020 · 1409 read

Can I hire a part-time maid to do my housework

You cannot hire a part time maid on your own because Ministry of Manpower (MOM) Singapore strictly prohibits the process of hiring part time maids. If you hire an illegal part-time maid you will end up facing a lot of complications.

If you really need a part-time helper to do house cleaning on hourly basis, pls turn to professional cleaning company instead of asking full time maid who is hired by other employer and willing to do part job when she is off work, this is illegal.

A foreign maid is not allowed to work in Singapore for anyone other than the person who is listed on her work permit. She can also only do this at the address of her sponsoring employer, and on a full-time basis.

Every year, about one hundred employers are fined and convicted for the illegal employment of a foreign maid. Employers should know that even if their foreign domestic helper does part-time work beyond their knowledge, they will still be responsible. Employers should notify their maids the consequences of this practice.

So, if you are looking for a part-time maid, you should check this cleaning company and the person’s eligibility to work on a part-time basis for your safety. Don't be careless, so that your behavior have been illegal, but you don't know yet.

Costs of hiring part-time and full-time workers in Singapore

A part-time worker charges $16-$30 per hour depending on the size of the place and monthly it costs you only $350-$660. As for a full-time worker who can do various tasks like taking care of your child, pick him from school, shopping groceries, a salary of $450-$850 is really affordable when it comes to the benefits. For more than 20 hours of work per month, full time foreign maid will be the cheapest solution.