Replace Maid's Home Leaves with Holidays

With most families being dual-income-with-kids, outsourcing home cleaning and home economics to domestic helpers is almost a way of life for Singaporeans. Come in and discuss issues pertaining to maids and home management.
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yippie131
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Replace Maid's Home Leaves with Holidays

Post by yippie131 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:23 pm

My maid's is going to fulfil her 2 years contract with me in July 2019, she intend to renew further 2 years contract with me but does not want to return to Indon during the 2 weeks home leaves. She request to replace her 2 weeks Home Leaves with holiday in KL. She said her cousin and husband (both Indon holding work permit) are working in KL and co-rented an apt in KL with friends. Her cousin offer her to stay with her during her 2 weeks home leaves. My helper is single, 30 years old, only have a mother and younger bro back at home, I asked why she don't want to go home to pay her mom a visit, she said her mother will not let her return to Sg for work, prefer her to work in Indon. Before she worked for me, she has a boyfriend in Indon who is now working in East Malaysia, but she did not request for flight ticket to East Malaysia to visit bf, only ask me to buy her ticket to KL and allow her to spend her 2 weeks home leaves there. My family is happy with her work and attitudes and the kids does not want to change helper, so my intention is to keep her, kindly share your experience if you come across this situation.

My concern is,
1. Is it safe for a single Muslim lady to stay in KL, if I'm not wrong, it is illegal for them to stay with other man under one roof due to their religion.
2. Is it ok not to let her go back after 2 years contract? will I be penaltise by MOM or Indon Govt since this is stated in the contract?
3. I have to renew her work permit before she left for holiday, what if she perform illegal activities in KL (example work part time), I am her employer, will I get into trouble?

HansA12
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Re: Replace Maid's Home Leaves with Holidays

Post by HansA12 » Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:00 pm

I agree with this, but at the same I don't. If I am the employer, I will get in trouble if ever she'll perform some illegal activities in my country. Hope to see more opinions on this.

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Re: Replace Maid's Home Leaves with Holidays

Post by Kjolene » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:59 pm

Maybe ask the agency you got her from? They should be able to give reliable advice

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