Managing Your Maid's Salary
Your Contract between you and your maid, and witnessed by Housekeepers’ staff will stipulate the agreed salary, off day compensation, if you and the maid agrees to forgo any number of off –days in a month. Off day compensation is calculated by dividing the salary for a month divided by 26 days to arrive at compensation for one day off not taken.
The employer cannot pay the maid salary lower than that declared to MOM in the IPA.
You must pay your maid no later than 7 days after the last day of the salary period.
To avoid pay dispute, if you are paying by cash monthly, you must keep clear records showing the timely payment with dates and your maid’s acknowledging signature every month. This record will be referred to by MOM in the event of a dispute. Read on, on Salary Disputes
The Employer is not allowed to keep the maid’s money even if she requests for it.
Employers are not allowed to deduct their maid’s salary for breakage of employer’ properties or belongings.
Salary adjustment are allowed. Any downward adjustment of salary must be referred to MOM. Salary increase/s need not be reported to MOM. Contract Gratuity is encouraged and many employers do give when an elderly cared for passes away, or in appreciation of loyal and good performance. Many employers do offer salary increase of S$50 or more for renewal of contract every 2 yearly.