BANGUED, Abra – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) – Abra Field Office called families with kasambahay or domestic workers to observe the implementation of Republic Act No. 10361 otherwise known as Batas Kasambahay of 2013.
OIC – Provincial Head George Lubin, Jr. emphasized the rights and privileges of kasambahay in the Philippines of which the employers are bound to observe and comply with.
Under the law, domestic workers are entitled to a minimum wage, daily rest period of 8 hours, 13th month pay, 5 days annual service incentive leave with pay, and weekly rest period of uninterrupted 24 hours.
The kasambahay is likewise entitled to an employment contract, pay slips and certificate of employment, Lubin said.
Furthermore, the kasambahay should be provided with the mandatory coverage of Social Security System and Philhealth and PAGIBIG. Premium payments shall be paid by the employer. The kasambahay with monthly wage of P5, 000 and above per month however, will pay his share in the premium payment contributions./JDP/MTBB – PIA CAR, Abra#