The Kasambahay Articles

[REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10361]
AN ACT INSTITUTING POLICIES FOR THE PROTECTION AND WELFARE OF DOMESTIC WORKERS

Article I

GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 1. Short Title

SEC. 2. Declaration of Policies.

SEC. 3. Coverage

SEC. 4. Definition of Terms

Article II

RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES

SEC. 5. Standard of Treatment

SEC. 6. Board, Lodging and Medical Attendance

SEC. 7. Guarantee of Privacy

SEC. 8. Access to Outside Communication

SEC. 9. Right to Education and Training

SEC. 10. Prohibition Against Privileged Information

Article III

PRE-EMPLOYMENT

SEC. 11. Employment Contract

SEC. 12. Pre-Employment Requirement

SEC. 13. Recruitment and Finder’s Fees

SEC. 14. Deposits for Loss or Damage

SEC. 15. Prohibition on Debt Bondage

SEC. 16. Employment Age of Domestic Workers

SEC. 17. Employer’s Reportorial Duties

SEC. 18. Skills Training, Assessment and Certification

Article IV

EMPLOYMENT – TERMS AND CONDITIONS

SEC. 19. Health and Safety

SEC. 20. Daily Rest Period

SEC. 21. Weekly Rest Period

SEC. 22. Assignment to Nonhousehold Work

SEC. 23. Extent of Duty

SEC 24. Minimum Wage

SEC 25. Payment of Wages

SEC. 26. Pay Slip

SEC. 27. Prohibition on Interference in the Disposal of Wages

SEC 28. Prohibition Against Withholding of Wages

SEC. 29. Leave Benefits

SEC. 30. Social and Other Benefits

SEC. 31. Rescue and Rehabilitation of Abused Domestic Workers

Article V

POST EMPLOYMENT

SEC. 32. Termination of Service

SEC. 33. Termination Initiated by the Domestic Worker

SEC. 34. Termination Initiated by the Employer

SEC. 35. Employment Certification

Article VI

PRIVATE EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES

SEC. 36. Regulation of Private Employment Agencies (PEAs)

Article VII

SETTLEMENT OF DISPUTES

SEC. 37. Mechanism for Settlement of Disputes

Article VIII

SPECIAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 38. Information Program

SEC. 39. “Araw Ng Mga Kasambahay”

Article IX

PENAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

SEC. 40. Penalty

SEC. 41. Transitory Provision; Non-Diminution of Benefits

SEC. 42. Implementing Rules and Regulations

Article X

FINAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 43. Separability Clause

SEC. 44. Repealing Clause

SEC. 45. Effectivity Clause