Date Posted: 20/01/2021
The Hong Kong government designed the Standard Employment Contract for FDW (Foreign Domestic Workers) which is set for two years! It can be terminated but cannot be extended. If the employer wishes to rehire the current helper, they must sign and submit a NEW contract.
Employers who wish to employ helpers must meet the following criteria:
If you don’t meet any of the above requirements for hiring FDW, that is when you can hire a helper for a shorter period than two years. In many instances, legal part-time work is considered, a helper will come to your house on specific days a week to do household chores like cleaning, washing, or cooking. This is also perfect for employers, particularly those without small children or elderly family members. Learn more about legal part-time employment here: https://www.labour.gov.hk/eng/public/wcp/parttime.pdf
HelperFirst allows employers to control domestic helper screening and interview. You can browse domestic helper profiles, shortlist candidates that meet your preferred requirements, and after our team’s initial contact, you can decide on who or when to interview. Once you have interviewed all your candidates and decided who is the right candidate for you, we can also assist you with paperwork! HelperFirst is happy to help.