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RA 10361: Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay

RA 10361: Domestic Workers Act or Batas Kasambahay

Provides more benefits and social protection for domestic helpers in the country. This includes higher minimum wage; enrollment to SSS, PhilHealth, and Pag-Ibig Fund; and entitlement to a total daily rest period of at least 8 hours and a weekly rest period of at least 24 consecutive hours after 6 consecutive work days.

Further, it also provides for the rights of employers. Among the benefits provided for are: (a) Monthly minimum wage; (b) 5 days annual service incentive leave with pay; (c) 13th month pay; (d) SSS benefit; (e) PhilHealth benefit; (f) Pag-IBIG benefit; (g) Daily rest period of 8 (total) hours; and (h) Weekly rest period of 24 (uninterrupted) hours.

Signed by PNoy on 01/18/2013

Source: http://www.officialgazette.gov.ph/2013/01/18/republic-act-no-10361/