Posted by Susie1 (583 days ago)
I think you still have to pay her the full salary, it is not her fault the house is being renovated. If her room isn't being done she could stay and keep the place secure, and tidy up after the workmen. Just lock up any valuables because of the workmen and the FDH.
If you sent her home you would still have to provide airfare, and wages while she effectively does nothing. Plus if she has a husband or boyfriend she may or may not come back pregnant, leaving you with a little surprise and a lot of problems when you get back.
She could stay in a boarding house, but it isn't really allowed by Imm. plus you would have to pay for her to be there.
If she has no work from you for 2 months, she may possibly work elsewhere, lots of them do while the boss is away, but that isn't legal either.
Last option is to terminate her contract, and get another FDH when you get back, if she is any good you could perhaps help her find another employer before you go on holiday, so that you can meet up and recommend her, because 3 months employment then termination doesn't look good to future employers without very good reason. As she has only worked for you for 3 months she would just require one months notice, and her airfare one way plus expenses of 100hkd per day to go home.