Regulations relating to Domestic Workers, 2017

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Labour Act, 2007

Regulations relating to Domestic Workers, 2017

Government Notice 257 of 2017

  • Published in Government Gazette 6428 on 29 September 2017
  • Commenced on 29 September 2017
  • [This is the version of this document from 29 September 2017 and includes any amendments published up to 15 November 2017.]
  • [Note: The version of this legislation as at 15 November 2017 was revised and consolidated by the Legal Assistance Centre and the Government of the Republic of Namibia. All subsequent amendments have been researched and applied by Laws.Africa for NamibLII.]
The Government Notice which publishes these regulations notes that they were made after consultation with the Labour Advisory Council. It also repeals GN 257/2014 (GG 5638).

1. Definitions

In these Regulations, a word or an expression to which a meaning has been given in the Act has that meaning, and unless the context otherwise indicates-domestic work” means work performed in or for a household;domestic worker” means any person engaged in domestic work in an employment relationship, including a child-minder, cook, driver, gardener or housekeeper; andthe Act” means the Labour Act, 2007 (Act No. 11 of 2007).

2. Prohibition of child domestic work

(1)Domestic work constitutes work-related activities contemplated in section 3(3)(d)(vi) of the Act.
(2)A person must not employ a child under the age of 18 years as a domestic worker.

3. Deductions of in-kind contributions

For the purposes of section 8(3) of the Act, an employer of a domestic worker must not deduct from the minimum basic wage, determined pursuant to a wage order in terms of section 13 of the Act, the value of in-kind payments or contributions, such as food, clothing or housing.

4. Records and returns

For the purposes of section 130 of the Act, an employer of a domestic worker must, not later than 30 November every year, submit to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry or to the Labour Office, a form set out in the Annexure containing the particulars and information required in the form.

ANNEXURE (Regulation 4)


[Editorial note: The forms have not been reproduced.]
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