Can I make changes to the standard domestic helper employment contract?
Standard Employment Contract
Under Hong Kong law, domestic helpers must only be employed under the Standard Employment Contract, a universal contract template used by all employers and domestic helpers.
Therefore, you don’t need to personally create a contract, as this will not be recognized as legitimate for this purpose.
The Standard Employment Contract sets out a number of provisions which employers and helpers must agree to and cannot be changed or removed, even with the mutual consent of both parties.
It is important for employers to be aware that domestic helpers have a special visa, which only allows them to work for one employer/contract at a time.
A key point to be aware of is that it is illegal for migrant domestic helpers to find part-time work outside of the home address written on the contract, under any circumstances.
An example contract (for reference only) can be viewed here.
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Last updated on June 9th, 2021