If any domestic worker employed by you works more than 24 hours per month, you must register them with the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) and as of the 1st of March 2021 with Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA).

Who is considered as a domestic worker?

Domestic workers are employees who perform domestic work in and around (24 hours per month or more) the home of their employer, and includes:

How to be compliant?

To be compliant, employers not only need to register their employees for UIF but must also meet the other requirements stipulated in Sectoral Determination 7 – Domestic Workers such as:

COIDA registration is another aspect of non-compliance starting from 1 March 2021.

What are the types of employee benefits paid in terms of the Act?

UIF Benefits

COIDA Benefits

DEC Registration package includes:

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