3. Is it legal to employ a part-time foreign domestic helper?

The Immigration Department states that foreign domestic helpers can only work for the employer that is designated on their employment visa, and may only perform domestic duties. Those found doing other work may be prosecuted, as may their employers.

If you employ a part-time foreign domestic helper who has permission only to work for another employer, then you may be prosecuted for aiding and abetting a breach of conditions of stay.

Permission is rarely, if ever, given to foreign domestic helpers to work part-time outside the home of the sponsoring employer, although in theory it is legally possible.

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