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Govt legislated mandatory weekly rest days for maids

Posted by temasektimes on March 6, 2012

The government has legislated mandatory weekly rest days for maids which starts from Jan 1 2013. The announcement was made by Minister of State for Manpower Tan Chuan Jin in Palriament on Monday.

The new rules apply to new employers who hire a maid for the first time from Jan 1 2013, but not for existing maids for the remainder of their word permit.

Mr Tan added it will give maids a ‘much needed emotional and mental break from work and time apart from their employers’.


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