Documentary Requirements for Household Service Workers

equivalent to US$ 400.00. 4. Work Hours: The household service worker shall be provided with continuous rest of at least 8 hours per day. 5. Rest day:...

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Documentary Requirements for Household Service Workers (HSWs): Please submit the following documents in 2 sets Valid Employment Contract HSW, Verified by the POLO CPR photocopy of the Employer CPR photocopy of the Worker Passport photocopy of the Worker Valid Visa/Re-entry visa OWWA Receipt Photocopy of the airline ticket (* Local transfer who left the Philippines with visit, tourist, business and family or dependent visa and has been engaged in numerative activity in the Kingdom of Bahrain)

EMPLOYMENT CONTRACT For Filipino Household Service Worker This employment contract is executed and entered in by and between: A. Employer: _________________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________ ____________________________________ P.O. Box.: _____________________ Civil Status__________________Contact Nos:____________________________________ Central Population Registration (CPR) No.________________________________________ (Complete Profile of Employer as Annex C) B. Represented in the Kingdom of Bahrain by: Name of Agency: ___________________________________________________________ Address:__________________________________________________________________ C. Represented in the Philippines by: Name of Agency:____________________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________________________ and D. Household Service Worker:____________________________________________________ E. Philippine Address: __________________________________________________________ Civil Status___________________ Contact Nos:___________________________________ Passport No.:___________________ Date & Place of Issue: _________________________ Name of the next of kin: ________________________ Contact Nos.: __________________ (Complete Profile of Household Service Worker as Annex D) Voluntarily binding themselves to the following terms and conditions: 1. Site of Employment: KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN 2. Contract Duration: TWO (2) years commencing from the household service worker’s departure from the point of origin to the site of employment. 3. Basic monthly salary: ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY BAHRAINI DINARS (BD150.00) or equivalent to US$ 400.00. 4. Work Hours: The household service worker shall be provided with continuous rest of at least 8 hours per day. 5. Rest day: At least one (1) rest day per week. 6. Transportation. Free transportation to the site of employment and back to the point of origin upon expiration of contract or when contract of employment is terminated through no fault of the household service worker and/or due to force majeure. In case of contract renewal, free round trip economy class air ticket shall be provided by the employer. 7. Food and Accommodation. The Employer shall provide the household service worker, free of charge, separate, suitable and sanitary living quarters as well as adequate food or food allowance. 8. Medical Services. Free emergency medical and dental services for the household service worker including facilities and medicine. 9. Vacation leave with full pay of not less than 15 calendar days for every year of service which can be availed of upon completion of the contract. Page 1 of 3

10. Insurance. The Employer shall provide the household service worker with personal life accident, medical and repatriation insurance with a reputable insurance company in the country of destination. 11. Repatriation of Remains. In the event of death of the household service worker during the term of this contract, his/her remains and personal belongings shall be repatriated to the Philippines at the expense of the Employer. In case the repatriation of remains is not possible, the same may be disposed of upon prior approval of the household service worker’s next of kin or by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), Philippine Embassy. 12. Remittances. The employer shall assist the household service worker in remitting a percentage of his/her salary through proper banking channels. 13. Termination. Neither party may unilaterally cancel the contract except for legal, just and valid cause/s: a. Termination by Employer The employer may terminate the household service worker’s contract of employment for any of the following just causes: serious misconduct or willful disobedience by the household service worker of the lawful orders of the employer or immediate household members in connection with his/her work; gross habitual neglect by the household service worker of her duties; violation of the laws of the host country. The household worker shall shoulder the repatriation expenses. b. Termination by household service worker 1) Termination without just cause: the household service worker may terminate the contract without just cause by serving a written notice on the employer at least one month in advance. Without such notice, the worker shall shoulder her/his return transportation. 2) Termination for a just cause: the worker may also terminate the contract without serving any notice on the employer for any of the following just causes: when the worker is maltreated by the Employer or any member of his household: when the employer violates the terms and conditions of this contract; when the employer commits any of the following acts – deliberate non-payment of salary, physical molestation and physical assault. The Employer shall pay for the repatriation expenses. c. Termination due to illness Either party may terminate the contract on the grounds of illness, disease or injury suffered by the worker, where the latter’s continued employment is prohibited by law or is prejudicial to his/her health as well as to the health of the employer and his household. The repatriation expenses shall be shouldered by the employer. 14. Settlement of Disputes. In case of dispute between the household service worker and the employer, the matter must be referred by either party to the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), Philippine Embassy who shall endeavor to settle the issue amicably to the best interest of both parties, as appropriate. If the dispute remains unresolved, the Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO), Philippine Embassy official shall refer the matter to the appropriate labor authorities of the country of destination for adjudication without prejudice to whatever legal action the aggrieved party may take against the other. 15. Special Provisions (as enunciated in the Affidavit of Undertaking appended to Employment Contract as Annex A). a. The Employer shall treat the household service worker in a just and humane manner. In no case shall physical violence be used upon the household service worker. Page 2 of 3

b. The household service worker shall work solely for the Employer and his immediate household. The employer shall in no case require the worker to work in another residence or be assigned in any commercial, industrial or agricultural enterprise. c. The Employer shall not deduct any amount from the regular salary or the household service worker other than compulsory contributions prescribed by law. Such legal deductions must be issued a corresponding receipt. d. The Employer shall pay for the household service worker’s work/residence permit and exit/re-entry visa. e. It shall be unlawful for the Employer to hold or withhold the helper’s passport and her work/residence permit with or without his/her consent. 16. Non-Alteration. No provisions of this Contract shall be altered, amended or substituted without the written approval of the Philippine Embassy, Philippine Overseas Labor Office (POLO) or the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). 17. Contingencies. In the event of war, civil disturbance or major natural calamity, the Employer shall repatriate the worker at no cost to the worker as enunciated in the Affidavit of Undertaking as Annex B of this Contract. 18. Applicable Law and Jurisdiction. Other terms and conditions of employment shall be governed by the pertinent laws of the Philippines or the Kingdom of Bahrain. Any applicable provisions on labor and employment of the Kingdom of Bahrain are hereby incorporated as part of this Contract. In witness thereof, we hereby sign this Contract this _____________ day of _______________ 20____ at Kingdom of Bahrain.

__________________________________ Employee’s Signature

__________________________________ Employer’s Signature

___________________________________ Name and signature of Philippine Representative (Licensed Recruitment Agency)

___________________________________ Name and signature of Kingdom of Bahrain Representative (Licensed Recruitment Agency)

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Annex D

PROFILE OF THE HOUSEHOLD SERVICE WORKER (HSW) Complete Name: _____________________________________________________ Passport No.: _____________Place of Issue: ___________ Date Issued: ________ Permanent Address and Contact No.: _____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Name of Name of kin and Contact No.: ____________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Date of Birth:______________________ Age: ___________ Sex: ______________ Marital Status: Single Married Widowed Separated No. of Children: ____________________ Ages of Children: ___________________ Occupation of Spouse: ________________________________________________ Religion: Muslim Roman Catholic Others: ___________________ Highest Educational Attainment and other Special Training: ____________________ ___________________________________________________________________ Work Experiences: (Place of Work, Period of Stay, Job Held, Reason for Leaving): ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ KNOWLEDGE SPEAK READ WRITE OF LANGUAGE:

GOOD

FAIR

GOOD

ARABIC ENGLISH OTHERS: HOUSEHOLD CHORES:

GOOD

FAIR

Cleaning Washing Ironing Gardening Taking Care of Children Taking Care of Elderly Cooking What kind of foods can you cook? ___________ ______________________________________ What kind of Household Appliances can you operate? ______________________________ ______________________________________ Remarks: ______________________________ ______________________________________ ______________________________________ Signature

FAIR

GOOD

FAIR

Annex A

AFFIDAVIT OF UNDERTAKING

I, ______________________________________________, with residence at (name of employer) __________________________________________________________, do hereby (address of employer) undertake the following in connection with the employment of Filipino household service worker (HSW) _________________________________________________ (name of household service worker) 1. That I shall, upon arrival of Household Service Worker (HSW) in the Kingdom of Bahrain, make the HSW contact the Philippine Embassy by phone confirming her arrival; 2. That the HSW shall have custody of his/her passport/travel document at all times; 3. That I shall treat humanely our household service worker and by the other persons staying at the house; 4. That I shall provide the HSW with a separate sleeping room; 5. That the HSW shall be given a daily rest of at least eight continuous hours; 6. That the HSW shall be made to work only in the residence of the employer; 7. That upon request by the Philippine Overseas Labor Office, Philippine Embassy shall be allowed to communicate with the HSW by phone; 8. That the HSW shall be allowed to freely communicate with her family in the Philippines or with the Philippine Embassy; 9. That I shall present the person of the HSW to the Philippine Embassy when so required; 10. That I shall not make the HSW extend her contract or transfer to another employer without the verification and approval of the Philippine Overseas Labor Office, Philippine Embassy; 11. That I shall assist the HSW in availing of the benefits provided under the laws of the Kingdom of Bahrain. Done on this_____ day of ____________ 2016 at the Kingdom of Bahrain.

_________________________ Signature of Employer

Annex B

AFFIDAVIT OF UNDERTAKING

I, ________________________________ with address at _________________, Kingdom of Bahrain after having been duly sworn in accordance with law, do hereby depose and state that I will repatriate our employed Filipino Workers to the Philippines in the event of war or civil disturbances assuming than proportion of war, or in case of earthquakes, and other natural calamities and emergencies that may arise in the Kingdom of Bahrain in coordination with the Philippine Embassy.

Done on this _____ day of ____________ 2016 at the Kingdom of Bahrain.

______________________________________________________________________ Name and signature of Employer/Sponsor: Contact particulars: ____________________ Residence Address: ___________________ Mobile No.: __________________________ Residence Phone No.: _________________

___________________________________________________________ Name and Signature of Bahrain Recruitment Agency

__________________________________________________________ Name and Signature of Philippine Recruitment Agency:

Annex C

PROFILE OF THE EMPLOYER OF HOUSEHOLD SERVICE WORKER

Name of Sponsor/Employer: _____________________________________________________ Central Population Registration No.: _______________________________________________ Passport No.: ____________________________ Nationality: __________________________ Duration of Residence in Bahrain: ________________________________________________ Occupation: __________________________________________________________________ Nature of Work/Business: _______________________________________________________ HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS: ____ Husband ____ Son/s ____ Daughter/s

____ yrs. old ____ yrs. old ____ yrs. old

____ Wife ____yrs. old ____yrs. old ____yrs. old ____yrs. old ____yrs. old

_____________ _____________ _____________

____ yrs. old ____ yrs. old ____ yrs. old

____yrs. old ____yrs. old ____yrs. old

Others: ____yrs. old ____yrs. old ____yrs. old

Salary shall be paid: _____ Cash ______ Bank No. of Household Service Worker/s: _________ Female: ______

Male: _______

Job Description of Household Service Worker needed: General household chores: _____ Cleaning _____ Ironing _____ Laundry _____ Cooking ____ Caring of baby/ies How many? ___ ____ Caring of child/ren How many? ___ Others (please specify): ___________________________________________________ Type of Employer’s Residence: _____ Flat

_____ Villa

Type of accommodation of Household service worker: ____ Own room

_____Sharing

I declare that the above information are true and correct under pain or penalty under Philippine and host Country laws.

__________________________________ (Signature of Employer) _____________________ Date

AFFIDAVIT OF UNDERTAKING

I, ________________________________ with address at _________________, Kingdom of Bahrain after having been duly sworn in accordance with law, do hereby depose and state that I shall assist the driver in applying for his/her driver’s license, and will not charge him/her of the expenses incurred in securing the same. Should the driver fail the driving test, he shall be returned back to Bahrain agency to settle the case with the counterpart licensed agency in the Philippines or shall be repatriated to Philippines on the account of the Employer.

Done on this _____ day of ____________ 2016 at the Kingdom of Bahrain.

______________________________________________________________________ Name and signature of Employer/Sponsor: Contact particulars: ____________________ Residence Address: ___________________ Mobile No.: __________________________ Residence Phone No.: _________________

___________________________________________________________ Name and Signature of Bahrain Recruitment Agency

__________________________________________________________ Name and Signature of Philippine Recruitment Agency: