Articles

How To Choose Legal Part Time Maid in Singapore?

Choosing someone to depend unto is not a very easy thing even with the simplest issue of choosing a house helper or maid. There are a lot of sites on the internet that would allow you to ask for a cleaning service anytime and anywhere. The question is whether these services offer a legal part-time maid which is licensed in accordance to the law or agencies that exploit the unlicensed worker that puts employers' home also in danger by doing so. As of December 2012, there is an estimate of 209,600 foreign domestic workers with MOM (Ministry of Manpower) work permits in Singapore. However, this estimated number does not include illegal immigrants or workers that are simply without a license. So how can you be sure that you're employing a legal part-time maid?

Choosing Legal Part Time Maid

First Thing to Know

There is no single definitive strategy to actually know if an employee is a legal part-time maid or otherwise. The most basic necessity to ask the house helper upon her arrival then would be her MOM license or legal documents saying that she obtained a work permit from MOM. A work permit is applied by the employer; for this case the agency, to ensure that the rights and responsibilities of both the employer and the employee are ironed out. This work permit will usually last for two years. The domestic employer can then ask the agency if the foreign domestic worker that they are employing is legally licensed.

Consequences of Employing Illegal Workers

The legally licensed and the illegal maids are both capable of doing the desired job. However, there are certain complications in employing the illegal maids. On one hand, there are moral and ethical considerations in employing illegal domestic cleaning personnel. What if an agency does not pay them honestly or in right amounts? How about those who rigorously followed the law and submitted all the rightful requirements to get a MOM license, aren't they disadvantaged in favor of the illegal workers?

On the other hand, there are serious circumstances that may undermine your safety even in the comforts of your home if you unknowingly employed an illegal maid. You may not have the power to sue her because she could be anywhere after stealing from you. The employer may be hiring from an agency that harbors a fugitive and unsure of the criminal records behind a colorful website or a diligent house helper.

Vigilant Measures

It is vigilance that could answer these circumstances. Assurance in terms of employing a legal part-time maid is never an easy job. The employer needs to personally interview and ask the domestic employee about legal identifications and even copies of the work permit. The employer then could validate these documents through the MOM and discern if the maid is presenting authentic documents. Most importantly, asking the services of an agency requires you to question their accreditation level, the feedback that other people gave them, and the agency's reputation. Most agencies with established names and a professional reputation are more dependable than others. The employer might also consider recommendations from families and relatives that previously hired a licensed and legal part-time maid.

We can't be sure what would happen even inside our homes, but we could start by checking everything first before we welcome them inside our doors.
 
 
Related Articles:
Point form How to Avoid Hiring Illegal Part Time Maid in Singapore
Point form How To Choose The Right Part Time Cleaner in Singapore
Point form Signing Part Time Cleaning Contracts in Singapore
Point form Spring Cleaning Services in Singapore
Point form Do We Need To Tip The Part Time Cleaner?
Point form Why Part Time Maids Are Better Than Full Time Maid?
Point form House Cleaning Services In Singapore
Point form Choosing Part Time Maid Or Full Time Ones?
Point form Things You Need To Know Before Using Spring Cleaning Service
Point form 4 Steps In Choosing The Right House Cleaning Company
Point form Benefits Of Hiring Professional House Cleaning Services?
Point form Why You Need To Hire Part Time Maid Service in Singapore?
Point form Why Choose Auntie Cleaner As Your Cleaning Company?
Point form How Much Does Part Time Maid Service Cost?
Point form How To Find Good House Cleaning Service in Singapore?
Point form Can Maid Work Legally Part Time in Singapore?
Point form 7 Things To Take Note Before Hiring Spring Cleaning Service
Point form 6 Tips on Choosing The Right Spring Cleaning Company
Point form Can Carpet Cleaning Make You Sick?
Point form 5 House Cleaning Tips By Auntie Cleaner Singapore
Point form Can My Full Time Maid Work As Part Time Maid?
Point form 6 Reasons To Stay Away From Freelance Part Time Maid 
Point form Five Ways You Can Spring Clean Your House Like A Professional
 
 
Call one of our hotlines or office for a free consultation
Testimonials
Got to know Auntie Cleaner from my friend Janice. I tried their one time spring cleaning and really like their service and attention to detail. I am now using their weekly cleaning services for a long time already. Highly recommended.
Jasmine Lim (Punggol)
Auntie Cleaner
Singapore One Stop Solution for Home, Office, Building Cleaning Services

Your One Stop Solution For
All Types Of Home &
Office Part Time Cleaning Services

Testimonials
Got to know Auntie Cleaner from my friend Janice. I tried their one time spring cleaning and really like their service and attention to detail. I am now using their weekly cleaning services for a long time already. Highly recommended.
Jasmine Lim (Punggol)
Auntie Cleaner

Part Time Maid - #1 Home & Office Part Time Maid Service

We are specialists in: Part Time Maid, Domestic Cleaning, Spring Cleaning, Ironing Service, Office Cleaner, Contract Cleaning, House Keeping, Baby Sitting & Laundry Services

We are specialists in: Part Time Maid, Domestic Cleaning, Spring Cleaning, Ironing Service, Office Cleaner, Contract Cleaning, House Keeping, Baby Sitting & Laundry Services
 
Call one of our hotlines or office for a free consultation
Testimonials
Was recommended by my friend so i tried their cleaning service. 1 PRC lady came up and i was shocked so i asked if she had work permit because i wouldn't want to risk using illegal worker. She showed me her legal work permit and definitely did more than expected. I am a regular customer untie cleaner now and i love their cleaning service.
Charles Ng (River Valley)
Auntie Cleaner
Singapore Cleaning Facebook  Singapore Cleaning Twitter
 
Copyright Auntie Cleaner All rights reserved worldwide
Bottom Line