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If you have people working in your home, you should be advise of this new law. If you hire through an agency it is incumbent on them to meet the requirements of the law because they are considered to be the employer of all the people for whom they are the agent.
I speculate more people will use local employment agencies to avoid the paperwork and expense of meeting all these requirement. Some if pressed to do this, will just do without helpers. Helpers will be terminated or employers and helpers will find a way to go around this law. Helper may not find their responsibilities something they want to shoulder. There are requirements and responsibilities the law for home workers, drivers, house helpers, baby sitters, all workers, as well as the employers.
The Filipino way is not to do things with paper and laws, but through contacts and friendships. Helpers need their jobs. Employers need them. To many this well meaning law will be an unwelcome intrustion. The employment agencies may prosper. If they do a good job, it could be a good thing for all. Helper will still be affordable and jobs available. Lets hope the agencies don’t get greedy, put a chill on applying or hiring.
Important Home Workers, Maids, Cooks, Drivers, any Heler”
Kasamabahay Law Means: with you in the house
Below is the link with the infographic about the new law regarding general household helpers, RA No. 10361:
July 7, 2013 Cebu City, Philippines