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Posts Tagged ‘housemaids’

What is the policy regarding working on public holidays (Local UAE holidays and other times such as Xmas, etc)? Read more

Have you ever had to face a situation when your housemaid has absconded?

Have you ever thought of hiring a maid to do your housework without sponsoring her or checking her passport status?

Have you ever wondered if you are likely to face legal trouble if you hire an absconding housemaid?

Are you likely to be levied a hefty fine if your maid who has absconded, is caught working illegally? Read more

Hundreds of expats move to Dubai thrilled at the prospect of being able to afford help around the house, a real life ‘Mary Poppins’. Help with the chores and with the children.  However, these same people are very soon moaning at the fact that their housemaid does not seem to be living up to their high expectations.  The clothes have been dyed a delicate shade of pink or the maid cannot cook their favourite spaghetti bolognaise but when you ask them if they had showed them how to many expats will answer ‘no’.  The team at Montaigne Avenue Consulting outline why training is so beneficial.

Many housemaid issues are due to lack of training. Too many housemaids have been placed in working situations with little or no training at all. Although some may have learned from previous position they are still not qualified enough to handle this job. Read more

When applying for a visa to sponsor a housemaid you will now have to prove that you have a housemaid’s room in your accommodation. You must provide your rental contract which must explain how many rooms there are, and if there is a room for the housemaid or not.

The DNRD has details of sponsor’s family, so it can determine the number of people who live in the house against the information on the number of rooms provided in the tenancy contract. Read more

I am looking for a daily cleaning service that will also let my dog out for a quick 5 minute walk and bathroom break. The few agencies I’ve contacted say they do only cleaning. Do you know of any agencies that I could hire that would be willing to include a doggie break as well? Regards. Read more

Whether you have recently moved to Dubai or are just about to embark on the process of recruiting full-time domestic help it can often be confusing as to what they are entitled to. This confusion however, is set to end with a new bill, soon to be passed that will regulate employer-employee contracts to ensure decent working and living conditions for the large number of domestic workers in the UAE. Read more

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