WHAT IF I FIND OUT MY HELPER HAS A PART-TIME JOB ON HER DAY OFF?



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Posted by Ed 5 mths ago

This is another concern that expats raise with our domestic help team....

It is illegal for a domestic helper in Hong Kong to accept part time work if the helper is on a DH visa.
 
Technically, as the helper's employer, you have the right to terminate the helper's contract with you.
 
Our team suggests that before pursuing the 'nuclear' option, you instead first explain to your helper that working part time is illegal in Hong Kong and that there are serious penalties that include custodial sentences and a permanent ban on working in Hong Kong. Is it really worth the risk?
 
Helpers work hard during the week and it is in their interest both physically and emotionally to have a day's rest.
 
If the helper continues to work part time illegally, and you are uncomfortable with the situation, then you can consider terminating.
 
 
 
If you have any questions about hiring a helper or need to hire a full time or part time helper, please visit our comprehensive Domestic Help HK site. Our team is standing by to assist!


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