Employer requirements for hiring MDW

Employer requirements for hiring MDW

Who is Eligible?
To hire an MDW, you must:

  • Be 21 years old and above.
  • Not be an undischarged bankrupt.
  • Have the mental capacity to fully understand and discharge your responsibility as an employer.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will also consider your financial ability to hire, maintain and upkeep the helper in an acceptable accommodation.

If you are a first-time employer of a helper, you must attend an Employer Orientation Programme (EOP) before you can hire a Migrant Domestic Worker (MDW)

*Note: You should not be diagnosed with any medical condition that would impair your ability to exercise supervision and control over the well-being of the helper. Examples of such medical conditions include Alzheimer, dementia and schizophrenia which can cause symptoms such as severe memory lapses, confusion, emotional instability, progressive loss of mental ability, paranoia, etc.

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