Tips for dealing with your Kasambahay

Labor Law 2 min read , February 25, 2022

What are the things you should know about having a kasambahay at home?

What are the do's and don'ts you should be aware of as a boss?

Just like our reader, Sam, who asks:

"Hi, Atty. We're a young couple starting out. And we're about to hire our first kasambahay. Do you have any tips that would help me deal with my kasambahay fairly?"

If you're thinking the same thing, stick around as we tackle these questions today.

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Welcome to Legal Guide Philippines where we simplify the law to help you make better choices. I'm Atty. Ramirez and I'm with my partner, Atty. Erwin Zagala.

So today, we're talking about "kasambahays".

Here are the tips you will learn in dealing with your Kasambahay

1. Hiring your kasambahay
2. Employment contract
3. What about leaves?
4. What about the pay?
5. What about the benefits?
6. What about ending the contract?
7. Other common questions.

Additional Resources

For most of you, this video was more than enough, and if it makes your life easier then you're welcome.

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One last thing... our kasambahays help make life easier by taking the load off from housework so you can concentrate on work. That's why they deserve fair treatment. Let's be aware of what the law deems "fair" and follow that.

So wasn't that simple? Now go make better choices.