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What’s my responsibility as an employer?

Once the FDW is deployed to you, she is under your Care, Control and Custody under MOM rules and regulations. That is an onerous responsibility. But do not worry. The rules and regulations are fair and reasonable. They simply spell out how we should treat our fellow human beings, such as giving the FDW adequate rest, sufficient space and privacy, proper meals, a safe working environment, humane and respectful treatment from members of the household. You play an important role in developing a meaningful employer-FDW relationship. You set the rules, you draw the boundaries and you ensure that your FDW does not deviate or change those rules and boundaries. At the beginning on-the-job training may result in some damages, broken plates, carpet spills. These are part and parcel of your FDW adjusting to your home environment. Don’t despair, don’t give up. On average it takes 3 to 6 months for your FDW to get used to her new environment and responsibilities. With patience on your part and the right attitude on the FDW's part, this learning period can be considerably shortened.

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