Domestic Worker Contract & Pay

Employment Contracts, Payslips, UIF and all the required documentation for your domestic worker made easy. Just follow the simple steps below:

If you have a domestic worker, UIF (Unemployment Insurance Fund) registration and subsequent UIF payments are mandatory. You will need to have an employment contract, together with monthly payslips issued to the employee.

Employers must pay UIF contributions of 2% of the value of each worker’s pay per month. In other words the employer and the worker each contribute 1%. Domestic employers and their workers are included in the Unemployment Insurance Act and Unemployment Insurance Contributions Act as of the 1st of April 2003. If you have a domestic worker employed by you before 1st of April 2003 and you did not pay UIF, then you are liable to pay UIF from 1 April 2003. Only the finance department of the UIF can work out arrears contributions once you have registered for UIF. UIF payments can be paid monthly or annually.

If you are a domestic employer, here are the basic steps to follow:

  1. You need to register for UIF and you can do so by following these easy steps:
    • Complete the UI-8D and UI-19 forms.
    • Once completed, these forms can be emailed to webmaster@uif.gov.za
      • You can also register by way of facsimile (086 713 3000), telephonically (012 337 1680), registered post (The UIF, Pretoria, 0052) or you can visit your nearest Labour Centre.
    • Once you have submitted the relevant documentation to the UIF there will be a waiting period of roughly a month before you are issued with a UIF reference number. You will then be notified of any arrear calculations as well as how much will need to be paid for the employee going forward.
  2. Sign an employment contract with your domestic worker using the rates table below to determine the remuneration. You can download our employment contract here.
  3. Issue your domestic worker with monthly payslips. Download our a payslip template here.

Domestic worker Rates for 2018

DOMESTIC WORKER MINIMUM WAGE SCHEDULE
Table 1: Area A -Minimum wages for domestic workers who work more than 27 ordinary hours per week per weekTable 2: Area A-Minimum wages for domestic workers who work 27 ordinary hours or less
Bergrivier Local Municipality, Breederivier Local Municipality, Buffalo City Local Municipality, Cape Agulhas Local Municipality, Cederberg Local Municipality, City of Cape Town, City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality, City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Drakenstein Local Municipality, Ekurhulen Metropolitan Municipality, Emalahleni Local Municipality, Emfuleni Local Municipality, Ethekwini Metropolitan Unicity, Gamagara Local Municipality, George Local Municipality, Hibiscus Coast Local Municipality, Karoo Hoogland Local Municipality, Kgatelopele Local Municipality, Khara Hais Local Municipality, Knysna Local Municipality, Kungwini Local Municipality, Kouga Local Municipality, Langeberg Local Municipality, Lesedi Local Municipality, Makana Local Municipality, Mangaung Local Municipality, Matzikama Local Municipality, Metsimaholo Local Municipality, Middelburg Local Municipality, Midvaal Local Municipality, Mngeni Local Municipality, MogaIe Local Municipality, Mosselbaai Local Municipality, Msunduzi Local Municipality, Mtubatu Local Municipality, Nama Khoi Local Municipality, Nelson Mandela, Nokeng tsa Taemane Local Municipality, Oudtshoorn Local Municipality, Overstrand Local Municipality, Plettenbergbaai Local Municipality, Potchefstroom Local Municipality, Randfontein Local Municipality, Richtersveld Local Municipality, Saldanha Bay Local Municipality, Sol Plaatjie Local Municipality, Stellenbosch Local Municipality, Swartland Local Municipality, Swellendam Local Municipality, Theewaterskloof Local Municipality, Umdoni Local Municipality, uMhIathuze Local Municipality and Witzenberg Local Municipality.
Minimum rates for the period 1 January 2018 to 30 November 2018Minimum rates for the period 1 January 2018 to 30 November 2018
Hourly Rate (R)13.05Hourly Rate (R)15.28
Weekly Rate (R)587.40 *Weekly Rate (R)412.60 ***
Monthly Rate (R)2545.22 **Monthly Rate (R)1787.80 ****
Table 1: Area B (Areas not mentioned in Area A) Minimum wages for domestic workers who work more than 27 ordinary hours per weekTable 1: Area B (Areas not mentioned in Area A) Minimum wages for domestic workers who work 27 ordinary hours per week
Hourly Rate (R)11.89Hourly Rate (R)14.03
Weekly Rate (R)534.91 *Weekly Rate (R)378.83 ***
Monthly Rate (R)2317.75 **Monthly Rate (R)1641.48 ****
* Indicative weekly rate for employees working a maximum of 45 ordinary hours PW.*** Indicative weekly rate for employees working a maximum of 27 ordinary hours PW.
** Indicative monthly rate for employees working a maximum of 45 ordinary hours PW.**** Indicative monthly rate for employees working a maximum of 27 Ordinary hours PW.