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HK Domestic Workers Warned on Engaging in MLM Business

HK Domestic Workers Warned on Engaging in MLM Business

Hong Kong
Foreign domestic workers in Hong Kong who engage in multi-level marketing — physically or online — may have violated their conditions of stay. The warning has been issued separately by Hong Kong’s Immigration Department and Philippine Labor Attache Jalilo dela Torre. “Multi-level marketing companies may be legal in the Philippines, but OFWs may be breaching their visa conditions if they engage in remunerative work (for pay) other than what is in their contracts,” Dela Torre said in a forum co-organized by the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Bulacan Chapter and Global Alliance on September 3. Multi-level is a strategy that some direct sales companies use to encourage their existing distributors to recruit new distributors by paying the existing distributors a percentage of their
Hong Kong Districts With Lowest, Highest Domestic Helper Pay

Hong Kong Districts With Lowest, Highest Domestic Helper Pay

Hong Kong
Domestic helpers moving to new employers in Hong Kong might want to avoid certain districts especially if they’re looking to maintain or improve their wage levels, based on results of an analysis by HelperChoice. The online platform that helps connect employers and helpers at no cost to the latter had analyzed more than 3,000 job postings between January and August this year. Its findings indicated that employers based in Siu Sai Wan, located further east of Chai Wan in Hong Kong island’s northeast side pay the lowest salary, with an average rate of HK$4,315, to domestic helpers. While such average wage rate is still above (by HK$5) the minimum wage imposed by Hong Kong’s Labor Department, all the other districts have higher rates, making Siu Sai Wan the least desirable district for
14 Rights of Every Hong Kong Domestic Helper Should Remember Before Signing New Contract

14 Rights of Every Hong Kong Domestic Helper Should Remember Before Signing New Contract

Hong Kong
Under the Standard Employment Contract for foreign domestic helpers in Hong Kong, they are accorded with rights and protection under the law. So before signing the contract and start employment in Hong Kong as a foreign domestic worker, these are the things one should remember. 1. Every foreign domestic helper employed in Hong Kong is entitled to the following compensation / benefits: Minimum wage of HK$4,310 (Clause 5(a) of the contract) Food allowance if employer chooses not to provide food (Clause 5(b)) Free accommodation, whether within employer’s home or outside quarters (Clause 5(b)) Free air trip from country of origin to Hong Kong and back (Clause 7(a)) Free medical treatment, medical consultation, maintenance in hospital and emergency dental treatment (Clause 9
Kin of Filipino Helper Crushed To Death by Falling Cabinet in HK Sues Her Employers

Kin of Filipino Helper Crushed To Death by Falling Cabinet in HK Sues Her Employers

Hong Kong
The family of a Filipino domestic helper who died in her sleep after being crushed by a heavy wooden cabinet almost three years ago in Hong Kong is suing her employers for an undiscloed sum in damages. The fatal accident which claimed the life of Raquel Espinar Fortes, 45, took place at a The Metropolis in Tseung Kwan O on October 3, 2014. According to South China Morning Post, the cabinet had been fixed to a wall, directly above Espinar Raquel Fortes’ bed, before it fell and struck her on the head. Police were called after the five-year-old boy sleeping beside the helper escaped injury and ran to the next room to tell his father. Fortes taken unconscious to Tseung Kwan O Hospital, where she was certified dead. Her lawyers, who also are acting for her family, filed a writ to
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