Registration of Domestic Worker

Registration of a Domestic Worker in a private household. (A new legal requirement).


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Registration of Domestic Worker

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From 19 November 2020, Domestic Workers in private households are covered under the Compensation Act and their employers must register with the Compensation Fund.

If you do not register your Domestic Worker with the Compensation Fund you may face the following practical difficulties:

  • If your Domestic Worker gets injured on duty, the treating doctor or hospital will believe they cannot claim from the Compensation Fund and will demand payment from you. This could amount to hundreds of thousands of rands.
  • If you do pay medical costs on behalf of your injured Domestic Worker, you won’t be able to claim back payment from the Compensation Fund;
  • If you get caught out, you can be assessed retrospectively and the relatively small amounts that you would have paid every year (but didn’t) will accumulate and attract interest – leaving you liable for far more than you can handle;

So, not only is it legally binding on you, as an employer, to be registered with the Compensation Fund but it meets a real need of both employer and injured employee.

Please therefore sign up for our New Business Registration service and we will register you as an employer of a domestic worker in a private household.”