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Can domestic helpers live out?

Can domestic helpers live out?

No, it is illegal for domestic helpers to live out. Legally you need to provide a domestic helper with “suitable accommodations” within your home. According to Clause 3 of the Standard Employment Contract (ID407), the employer is required to provide the FDH with free accommodation as per the standard specified in the “Schedule of Accommodation and Domestic Duties” of the employment contract.

What could happen if a domestic helper lives out?

If a domestic helper is caught living out, the consequences for both the employer and domestic helper can be very serious. As the employer, you could be fined up to HK$150,000, imprisoned and lose your right to hire a domestic helper in future. Domestic helpers are likely to be imprisoned, deported and banned from working in Hong Kong ever again.

See also: Do I have to provide a separate room for a domestic helper?

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Last updated on October 4th, 2018