Sample domestic worker contract

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  1. golden

    golden New Member

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    Hi everyone,
    Not sure if this is the right place. I'm helping a friend with preparing a contact between her and her new nanny. Does anyone has a template/sample contract? I can surely tweak here and there. Very thankful if you can share with me.

    Have a great everyone and thanks again.
     
  2. Smallworld

    Smallworld Active Member Charter Member Cager

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    Not sure if contract will help. All our staff are from agency (babysitter, maid, driver).

    Maybe here you can find something:
    https://www.kbrikualalumpur.org/index.php/tenaga-kerja/kontrak-kerja-tenaga-kerja-indonesia-tki
     
  3. dafluff

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    I think a contract for informal domestic workers is pretty much unheard of. If you hire a worker from an agency, the agency may have a contract for the terms between you and the agency, but usually no contract between you and the worker directly.

    In my experience with domestic workers, even if I had a contract, it would be almost impossible (and certainly not worth it) to enforce anyway.
     
  4. nd_eric_77

    nd_eric_77 Member Charter Member Cager

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    This has been our experience as well. When we hired through an expensive yayasan, we had a lengthy contract... between the yayasan and us. More recently, we use "makalars", and we have no written contract at all. Domestic work is considered to be an "informal" sector here, and as such does not usually involve formal contracts.

    Furthermore, we have never felt it necessary to add a bunch of paperwork to the process. We pay her on time, and she performs her duties satisfactorily.
     
  5. dafluff

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    Exactly this....I would lay out the expectations ahead of time: salary, work hours, holidays, etc

    This article (particularly step 3) in our sister site should cover all the basics.
     
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  6. William King

    William King Well-Known Member Charter Member Cager

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    Yup. Never used a contract either.
     
  7. waarmstrong

    waarmstrong Well-Known Member Charter Member Cager

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    In my novice naivete, I used to use a contract, but don't bother any more. A contract is essentially worth next to nothing in the current Indonesian domestic staffing environment. I am speaking about Jakarta, mind you, perhaps it is completely different in other geographic settings.
     
  8. Anglian

    Anglian Well-Known Member Charter Member Cager

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    Aren't most contracts here worthless,
     
  9. Banana72

    Banana72 Member Charter Member Cager

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    Yes, especially for domestic workers. That Rp 6,000,- for 'materai' is better used somewhere else maybe a bowl of bubur ayam or something.
     
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