Hello. My maid has decided that she does not wish to go on holiday to the Phillipines this year and would like money for the ticket instead. Obviously she will still get her salary of Dhs 2000 but she is asking for another 2,000 on top of the salary and airfare as says she is legally entitled to 'holiday pay' if she chooses not to go away. This will bring the amount she is asking to over Dhs 6,000 for that month. Can someone please confirm this for me. Thank you.
The "holiday pay" is the AED2k salary you are going to pay her. Regardless of where she takes her holiday - back home, in Dubai or anywhere else she chooses.
However, sometimes my maid chooses not to go home and to continue to work for me through her "holiday". In this case, I pay her normal salary, give her AED3k for her airfare and then pay her a month's extra salary - because I would pay that to someone else to cover while my maid were away on vacation.
I agree with Kirkidium. Ours is staying with us this year. I've given her a months salary, plus an additional month and then the money the airfare would have cost us. From this she's been able to put windows in the house she's building and also buy tiles for her floor. Makes me very happy to be able to do this for her and to see the pictures....after all, most of us are here to save and make a better life for ourselves and our familes.
Good day to all:
Im a housemaid ive been here for 1 month in my employers house..i cant understand the attitude of my madame...everyday were having an aurguement..so i talk both of my employers to send me back in my agency bcos i want to change my employer..but the reaction of boss is like this..no i own the agency..ur not allowed to change ur employer i will let u pay for blood also your family in phils...im afraid if he will hit me...i need ur help...can i go back to the agency and change my employer...pls i just need your help...just call me atthis # 0529151587..0r send me message in my fb account irenegeslaga.becher...pls i need ur help...i want to go back in my agency....
Hi Irene, we recommend you definitely consult your agency and if all else fails you should contact your local embassy.
HTH EW Admin
Can anyone tell me what the rules and regs are in relation to hiring a maid? Stuff like holiday entitlement, sick leave, visits to their home country, responsibilities for when we leave..... At this stage I am trying to understand what obligations (legal and moral) that we will be taking on. At the moment I do not have a clue!
HI..good evening. can I have some comments and informations about my status...ive been working with my madam for 2 years and planning not to renew my contract and look for another job. ..i talked to them already about my plans and they agreed it..my questions are:
1. can I ask for my airfare in cash since I will not go back home?
2. what will be the benefits I take from my employer since I finished my two years contract with them?
i was work allso in 1 year in sout afrika family regarding the contrak i will get free tiket n 1 month bonus but idont get anything allso my salary stell with them but for me its ok good will pay everything.
good day admin....i just need opinion on what exactly is the best thing for me to do.My contract will finished by Dec. this yr. but my visa will expire by March 2. I want to go home by Dec....i arrived here in UAE on Dec. 28,2012.If i go home by Dec. is there any possibility that i can get another sponsor?I need higher salary.cos i have 5 kids back home my salary now is only 1,500 AED and it can never be enough.in all their needs.My friends r telling me that i need to finish my visa in March which i think i cannot stand anymore cos in here i can only eat lunch time and too much work cos i am serving 8.people in this villa and i’m doing all houseworks all alone .My wish is to go home with my kids in Dec. but i also wish to come back to get good sponsor who can give me the rate which me and my kids need.apls. give mebur opinion.Thank u and more power....Cynpar
If you contract is finished and you choose not to renew then you are free to leave. The employer should cancel your visa at that time- if you don't work for them anymore then you shouldn't be under their sponsorship. You can then go home and look for a new sponsor to bring you back out. Please note that if you are from the Phillippines they are not issuing new visas for maids from there at the moment.
Good luck and hope it all works out!
Hi good day admin..is our weekly off day is a mandatory law here in Dubai or not?I mean ...for the maid.
Thank you so much please tell me,I need to know.
Hi Jundy, yes it is a mandatory day off. HTH EW Admin
Hi. Is is illegal to hire a full time live in maid that has her own visa or if she us on her husband's visa? I'm getting several applicants that are like this and I'm unclear of the rules.
Hi JP328 if your maid has her own sponsorship she will need to provide you with a a letter of no objection- an NOL.
Hi, I want to hire a maid in December. Her contract expires end November. She is however from the Phillippines. Would it be possible for me to hire her? Do I need to fly her out to a neighbouring country and then bring her back in? What procedures do I need to follow as she is truly lovely and we would love for her to become part of our family.
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