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Domestic Workers Minimum Wage 1 December 2014

Domestic Workers, unemployment insurance fund, UIF, labour, Payroll Services, Payroll, Department of Labour, Domestic Worker, sick leave, annual leaveDomestic workers in SA are being recognised for the important role that they play in the labour arena in the lives of South Africans. In April 2003 they were pulled into the pool for UIF. They can now claim unemployment, illness and death benefits from the unemployment insurance fund (UIF).

Each year in December the Department of Labour publishes new minimum pay rates for Domestic Workers.

Pay Solutions offer Payroll Services that will keep track of Domestic Workers salaries, leave pay, leave and sick leave days that Domestic Workers are entitled to.

Domestic Workers Contact

Domestic Workers must be given a contract detailing their duties and hours of work. Why not allow us to create a payroll for your Domestic Worker. This will ensure that they receive a detailed payslip as per the recommendations from the Department of Labour. Thus ensuring you are complying with all legalities.

Domestic Workers Leave

A Domestic Worker is entitled to one days leave for every 17 days worked. Therefore Domestic Workers working 1 day a week are entitled to 3 days annual leave per annum. Similarly a Domestic Worker is entitled to 1 day sick leave for every 26 days worked i.e. two days per annum.

Helpful Links:

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/media-desk/media-alerts/labour-minister-eases-domestic-workers2019-burden-as-minimum-wage-is-adjusted

http://www.labour.gov.za/DOL/documents/forms/basic-conditions-of-employment/sample-domestic-worker-employment-contract

Domestic Workers Minimum Wages

Listed below are the latest minimum wages from the Department of Labour. These are applicable from 1 December 2014 through to 30 November 2015. These rates are applicable for Domestic Workers who work more than 27 hours per week.

The following rates are applicable for Domestic Workers who work more than 27 hours per week.

Minimum rates for MORE than 27-hrs per week and maximum of 45-hrs
For the period 1 Dec 2014 to 30 Nov 2015

Area A

Area B

Comments

Hourly Rate

R 10.95

R 9.30

Daily Rate Depending on the number of hours worked in the day
Weekly Rate

R 476.68

R 418.32

For a 45 hour week
Monthly Rate

R 2,065.47

R 1,812.57

For a 45 hour week

The following rates are applicable for Domestic Workers who work less than 27 hours per week.

Minimum rates for LESS than 27-hrs per week
For the period 1 Dec 2014 to 30 Nov 2015

Area A

Area B

Comments

Hourly Rate

R 12.40

R 10.98

Daily Rate Depending on the number of hours worked in the day
Weekly Rate

R 337.74

R 296.35

For a 45 hour week
Monthly Rate

R 1,450.33

R 1,284.09

For a 45 hour week
The Department of Labour wishes to caution employers that in terms of the law, a domestic worker may not:
  • work more than 45 hours per week;
  • work more than 9 hours per day a 5 day work week
  • and also work more than 8 hours a day for a 6 day work week.

Overtime must be paid at one and a half times the employees normal hourly rate for extra hours worked. Alternatively an employee may agree to receive paid time off.

The above rates however does not prevent an employer from paying a higher rate. They are only a guide to protect Domestic Workers from being exploited.

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2 Comments

  1. Portia on July 3, 2014 at 1:46 pm

    Good day, I am looking on hiring a helper on a half day basis and would like to know how do I calculate the rate at which I must pay. She will only work 20 hours per week as a stay out. her duties will include Cleaning, Ironing and Child minding after being dropped off from school.
    I fall under Area A



  2. sharonbezuidenhout on January 31, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    My domestic worker worked from 8 till 16 even though we agreed on 7 till 16. I pay her according to are agreement. However, now I want to pay her for hours worked. How do I calculate it?