Namibia: Standard Contract of Employment for Domestic Worker
by IDWFED — published Dec 21, 2015 12:00 AM
Contributors: Namibia Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare
Standard Contract of Employment for Domestic Worker
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- The contract must set out the terms and conditions of employment of the domestic worker, as agreed by the employer and the domestic worker.
- “Domestic worker” means an employee performing work in or for a household, including a child-minder, cook, driver, gardener, housekeeper and a worker placed by a private employment agency to perform services in or for a household.
- The contract is subject to the Wage Order for Domestic Workers (Government Notice No.258 of 2014) and the Labour Act, 2007 (Act No. 11 of 2007), which set out the applicable minimum terms and conditions of employment, and the Social Security Act, 1994 (Act No. 34 of 1994).
- The parties to the contract are encouraged to negotiate terms more favourable than the minimum terms and conditions of employment, but they may not agree to terms and conditions that are less favourable.
- Prior to signing the contract, the employer must explain, or cause to be explained, the provisions of the contract in a language that the domestic worker understands.
- The employer must retain copies of this contract for a period of the most recent 5 years of the domestic worker as contemplated in section 130 of the Act.
- A guidance note containing the statutory minimum terms and conditions of employment and other relevant information is attached hereto as Appendix 2. A star (*) in the contract refers to the guidance note.
CONTRACT OF EMPLOYMENT FOR DOMESTIC WORKER
The undersigned employer and employee, desiring to enter into an employment relationship of mutual respect, cooperation, trust and fairness, agree as follows.