Call for Legal Status for Domestic Workers
While compliance with legislation guaranteeing the rights of domestic workers has seen a steady climb in South Africa, many employers are still not complying.
According to a labour consultant and CEO of Emergence Growth Services, Yendor Felgate, reasons for the slow rate of employer compliance with the Basic Conditions of Employment Act and the Occupational Health and Safety Act are often due to ignorance.
Felgate explains: "Our research into why so many employers fail to legalise their domestic service arrangements indicates that while most employers are keen to do the right thing, few are aware that their two-day-a-week domestic worker qualifies as an employee."
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